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C.S. Lewis and the bright shadow of holiness
Reed, Gerard.
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Kansas City, Mo. : Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, [1999]

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190 pages; 21 cm
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BX5199.L53 R44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Captivated by the awesome beauty of God's holiness . . . As a child, C. S. Lewis caught glimpses of a 'truer-than life world,' a realm drenched with what he could only call 'joy.' As a teen, inspired by George McDonald's Phantases, he 'saw the bright shadow coming out of the book into the real world and resting there, transforming all common things and yet itself unchanged.' The 'new quality, the bright shadow' that enamored Lewis was a manifestation of ultimate reality. It was, he discovered, 'holiness.'Gerard Reed invites you to an insightful and enlightening exploration of the holiness of God-translated into the health, wholeness, and joy of the inner life-as traced in the writings of C. S. Lewis. The reader discovers Lewis's emphasis on 'transformation', the divine working of the Holy Spirit, infusing grace and conforming believers to the image of Christ Jesus. These themes resonate with the believer's quest for the holy life.Providing a fascinating quest and intense study, C. S. Lewis and The Bright Shadow of Holiness invites the reader to 'share the joy' and join the adventure of new heights to which the bright shadow may lure you! Paper.

Author Notes

Gerard Reed, Ph.D., serves as Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego, California. He is the author of published articles in several theological journals as well as a contributing author to the book Religion and the Environmental Crisis and author of The Liberating Law.