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Author Peterson, Michael L., 1950-
Title C. S. Lewis and the Christian worldview / Michael L. Peterson.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]

Author Peterson, Michael L., 1950-
Subject Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
Christian philosophy.
Christianity -- Philosophy.
Description xii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Although Lewis's personal journey was a deeply philosophical search for the most adequate worldview, the few extant books about his Christian philosophy focus on specific topics rather than his overall worldview. In this book, Michael Peterson develops a comprehensive, coherent framework for understanding Lewis's Christian worldview-from his arguments from reason, morality, and desire to his ideas about Incarnation, Trinity, and Atonement. All worldviews address fundamental questions about reality, knowledge, human nature, meaning, and so forth. Peterson therefore examines Lewis's Christian approach to these same questions in interaction with other worldviews. Accenting that the intellectual strength and existential relevance of Lewis's works rest on his philosophical acumen as well as his Christian orthodoxy-which he famously called "mere Christianity"-Peterson skillfully shows how Lewis's Christian thought engages a variety of important issues raised by believers and nonbelievers alike: the problem of evil and suffering, the problem of religious diversity, the problem of meaning, the relation of prayer and providence, the relation of science and religion, the nature of humanity, and others. Just as Lewis was gifted in communicating philosophical ideas and arguments in an accessible style, Peterson has crafted a major contribution to Lewis scholarship presented in a way that will interest scholars and benefit the general reader ""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-217) and index.
Contents Lewis's intellectual framework -- Worldview engagement -- Joy and the meaning of life -- Mind, miracle, and nature -- Moral law and the structure of personal reality -- Humanity and the incarnation -- The social God and the relational creation -- Pain, suffering, and death -- Science, scientism, and evolution -- Salvation and persons outside the faith -- Prayer and providence -- Heaven, Hell, and the trajectory of finite personality -- Epilogue : C.S. Lewis and the Christian worldview in the third millennium -- Appendix A: A timeline of Lewis's journey -- Appendix B: The Lewis-Van Osdall correspondence.
ISBN 9780190201111 (hardback)
9780190201135 (epub)
OCLC # 1113345324
Additional Format Online version: Peterson, Michael L., 1950- C.S. Lewis and the Christian worldview New York : Oxford University Press, 2020. 9780190201128 (DLC) 2019034322.

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