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C.S. Lewis : a life : eccentric genius, reluctant prophet

Author: Alister E McGrath
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A definitive portrait of the life of C.S. Lewis.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: C S Lewis; C S Lewis; Clive S Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alister E McGrath
ISBN: 9781444745528 1444745522 9781444745542 1444745549
OCLC Number: 845672320
Description: xvi, 431 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Prelude. The soft hills of down : an Irish childhood, 1898-1908 --
The ugly country of England : schooldays, 1908-1917 --
The vasty fields of France : war, 1917-1918 --
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Part 2 : Oxford. Deceptions and discoveries : the making of an Oxford don, 1919-1927 --
Fellowship, family, and friendship : the early years at Magdalen College, 1927-1930 --
The most reluctant convert : the making of a mere Christian, 1930-1932 --
A man of letters : literary scholarship and criticism, 1933-1939 --
National acclaim : the wartime apologist, 1939-1942 --
International fame : the mere Christian, 1942-1945 --
A prophet without honour? : postwar tensions and problems, 1945-1954 --
--
Part 3 : Narnia. Rearranging reality : the creation of Narnia --
Narnia : exploring an imaginative world --
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Part 4 : Cambridge. The move to Cambridge : Magdalene College, 1954-1960 --
Bereavement, illness, and death : the final years, 1960-1963 --
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Part 5 : Afterlife. The Lewis phenomenon.
Responsibility: Alister McGrath.

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To the question of whether the world really needs another biography of C. S. Lewis, McGrath's lucid and unsentimental portrait of the Christian champion responds with a resounding "yes." The year Read more...

 
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