C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

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Oxford University Press, Jul 2, 2009 - Religion - 256 pages
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Sanford Schwartz offers a penetrating new reading of Lewis's celebrated Space Trilogy. Taken together, Schwartz's readings call into question Lewis's self-styled image as a "dinosaur" out of step with the main currents of modern thought. Far from a simple struggle between an old-fashioned Christian humanism and a newfangled heresy, Lewis's Space Trilogy should be seen as the searching effort of a modern religious apologist to sustain and enrich the former through critical engagement with the latter.
 

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Schwartz (literature, Penn State Univ.; The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century Thought) examines each work in C.S. Lewis's "Space Trilogy" to not only discover similarities ... Read full review

Contents

Darwin in Deep Heaven
3
Cosmic Anthropology Race and Reason on Planet Mars
19
Paradise Reframed Keeping Time on Planet Venus
53
A Specter Haunting Britain Gothic Reenchantment on Planet Earth
91
Further Transpositions Ransom Violence and the Sacred
141
The Dark Tower
151
Tables for Converting Page References to Chapter Numbers
157
Notes
161
Bibliography
199
Index
223
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