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The apologetics of joy : a case for the existence of God from C.S. Lewis's argument from desire

Author: Joe Puckett
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock, [2012] ©2012
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Among all the arguments for the existence of God there may be none more personal and intimate than C. S. Lewis's Argument from Desire. This book attempts to explain what the Argument from Desire is and why we believe that the argument is an inductively strong one. In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, Augustine, and Pascal, this book invites both the head and the heart of the reader to consider the case for God's existence.
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Named Person: C S Lewis; C S Lewis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Puckett
ISBN: 1620323737 9781620323731 0718893115 9780718893118 0718841751 9780718841751
OCLC Number: 819631571
Description: xx, 160 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1: C.S. Lewis and the argument from desire. The argument as presented in selected works of C.S. Lewis ; Defining "joy" as sehnsucht ; Plantinga and Lewis: balancing the mystical and the natural in sehnsucht ; A word on the different forms that the argument can take --
Part 2: Examining Beversluis's objections to the argument. Does Lewis "beg the question"? ; Does the quality of sehnsucht lack innateness? ; If "joy" is so natural and desirable then why did Lewis run away from it? ; Does the concept of sehnsucht contradict the Bible? ; Why do some people never experience what C.S. Lewis calls "joy"? --
Part 3: Haunted by desire. Echoes and evidences of the second premise ; Imagination and the heart's deep need for a happy ending ; In the defense of beauty ; Lewis, Leisure, and sehnsucht --
Part 4: Concerning the conclusion of the argument from desire. The evolutionary objection ; Is there a human gene for sehnsucht? --
Appendix: the end of human desire.
Responsibility: Joe Puckett, Jr. ; foreword by Mark Linville.
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