C. Cambridge University Press. Lewis devotes particular attention to the major poems The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to poets including Chaucer, Gower and Thomas Usk.
The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Canto ClassicsCambridge University Press #ad - It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, science and history into a single, complex, the whole organization of their theology, harmonious mental model of the universe'. The discarded image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance.
. This, lewis's last book, has been hailed as 'the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind'.
Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Canto ClassicsCambridge University Press #ad - C. The first three provide a general introduction to medieval literature whilst the remaining essays turn to the works of major writers such as Dante The Divine Comedy, Malory Le Morte d'Arthur, Spenser The Faerie Queene and Milton Comus. Lewis's insightful yet accessible writing will captivate anyone with an interest in medieval and Renaissance literature.
. S. Lewis's studies in medieval and Renaissance Literature is a collection of fourteen fascinating essays, half of which were never published in Lewis's lifetime.
Studies in Words Canto ClassicsCambridge University Press #ad - Lewis's studies in words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analysing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems.
Language - in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings - is a perennially fascinating topic. C. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.
An Experiment in Criticism Canto ClassicsCambridge University Press #ad - Amid the complex welter of current critical theories, C. S. Lewis's classic an experiment in criticism springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations and values extraneous to the work, in order to approach it with an open mind.
. He argues that 'good reading', like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into the opinions of others: 'in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself'. Lewis's wisdom is valuably down-to-earth, refreshing and stimulating in the questions it raises about the experience of reading.
Image and Imagination: Essays And Reviews Canto ClassicsCambridge University Press #ad - S. Lewis gathers together forty book reviews, never before reprinted, as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades. This selection from the writings of C. A fifth essay, 'image and Imagination', is published for the first time. Taken together, the collection presents some of Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition.
The essays and reviews substantiate his reputation as an eloquent and authoritative critic across a wide range of literature, and as a keen judge of contemporary scholarship, while his reviews of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will be of additional interest to scholars and students of fantasy.
Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever ToldImage #ad - The bestselling follow-up to Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist. But what does this really mean? and what would ever possess paul to compare the death of christ to the love of a husband for his wife? if you would have been at the crucifixion, the key to unlocking this mystery can be found by going back to Jewish Scripture and tradition and seeing the entire history of salvation, between God and Israel, who knew how brutal Roman crucifixions were, from Mount Sinai to Mount Calvary, as a divine love story between Creator and creature, is that how you would have described it? How could a first-century Jew like Paul, have ever compared the execution of Jesus to a wedding? And why does he refer to this as the “great mystery” Ephesians 5:32? As Pitre shows, with Jesus hanging there dying, between Christ and his bride—a story that comes to its climax on the wood of a Roman cross.
In the pages of jesus the bridegroom, the last supper, dozens of familiar passages in the Bible—the Exodus, the Song of Songs, the Wedding at Cana, the Crucifixion, the Woman at the Well, and even the Second Coming at the End of Time—are suddenly transformed before our eyes. Includes a reader's guide and an excerpt from Pitre's The Case for Jesus.
Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told #ad - In jesus the bridegroom, brant pitre once again taps into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. Indeed, when seen in the light of Jewish Scripture and tradition, the life of Christ is nothing less than the greatest love story ever told.
. To be sure, most christians are familiar with the apostle Paul’s teaching that Christ is the ‘Bridegroom’ and the Church is the ‘Bride’.
The Life and Legend of the Sultan SaladinYale University Press #ad - Four years later he fought off the armies of the Third Crusade, which were commanded by Europe’s leading monarchs. Bringing the vibrant world of the twelfth century to life, and saddam hussein in iraq to Osama bin Laden, this book also explores Saladin’s complicated legacy, Asad in Syria, as well as his huge appeal across popular culture in books, examining the ways Saladin has been invoked in the modern age by Arab and Muslim leaders ranging from Nasser in Egypt, drama, and music.
An engaging biography that offers a new perspective on one of the most influential figures of the Crusades In 1187, Saladin marched triumphantly into Jerusalem, ending decades of struggle against the Christians and reclaiming the holy city for Islam. Combining thorough research with vivid storytelling, Jonathan Phillips offers a fresh and captivating look at the triumphs, failures, and contradictions of one of the Crusades’ most unique figures.
The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin #ad - A fierce warrior and savvy diplomat, generosity, justice, Saladin’s unparalleled courtesy, and mercy were revered by both his fellow Muslims and his Christian rivals such as Richard the Lionheart.
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early LifeHarperOne #ad - A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. C. S. HarperOne. Lewis begins with his childhood in belfast, and ends at Oxford, reflects on his experience in World War I, surveys his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, where he became "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
As he recounts his lifelong search for joy, Lewis demonstrates its role in guiding him to find God. Lewis—the great british writer, broadcaster, scholar, the screwtape letters, Christian apologist, lay theologian, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, and many other beloved classics—takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith.
The Weight of GloryHarperOne #ad - Lewis, the most important christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. HarperOne. HarperOne. The nine addresses in weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt. The classic Weight of Glory by C.
The Personal Heresy: A ControversyHarperOne #ad - HarperOne. Lewis—the great british writer, the great divorce, broadcaster, The Chronicles of Narnia, lay theologian, The Screwtape Letters, Christian apologist, scholar, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, and many other beloved classics—challenges fellow scholar E. A repackaged edition of the revered author’s set of dueling critical essays with fellow scholar E.
HarperOne. M. W. S. W. Is a work of imaginative literature primarily influenced by the author or by the subject matter? Lewis argues that the author’s own personality and biography has little to no impact on the writing, while Tillyard contends the opposite: that the author’s own imagination and story have an indelible influence on a piece of work.
The Personal Heresy: A Controversy #ad - HarperOne. Tillyard on one of the most intriguing questions involving writers and writing. Tillyard in which they debate the role of an author’s biography in the critical appraisal of literature. C. Clever, erudite, their debate may not definitively settle the issue, and enlightening, but it does offer invaluable insight and intellectual delight for all dedicated readers.