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Surprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald & Dante an array of original discoveries by Kathryn Ann Lindskoog

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Published by Mercer University Press in Macon, Ga .
Written in English


  • Lewis, C. S. 1898-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • MacDonald, George, 1824-1905 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Influence.,
  • Christian literature, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Children"s stories, Scottish -- History and criticism.,
  • Fantasy literature, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Fantasy fiction, Scottish -- History and criticism.,
  • English literature -- Italian influences.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesSurprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dante
StatementKathryn Lindskoog.
LC ClassificationsPR6023.E926 Z7815 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination221 p. ;
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3941073M
ISBN 100865547289
LC Control Number2001018014

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George MacDonald was at his best as a myth-maker and it was the quality of cheerfulness in his work that captured Lewis's imagination and convinced him that real righteousness was not dull. It was on the 4th March that he purchased and read the Everyman edition of MacDonald's Phantastes. Surprised by C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dante is a collection of twenty three short essays ranging from an account of Lewis's childhood in story form for children to a collection of fifty comments on specific passages of Dante's Divine Comedy. The bulk of them are in the largest section, called "Hidden Connections," an accurate description of the kind of "coincidences" Lindskoog finds interesting. 'While many consider Lewis apolitical, a new and very good book, C. S. Lewis on Politics and the Natural Law, by Justin Buckley Dyer and Micah J. Watson, makes the case that Lewis, though he was largely uninterested in elections and political parties, ‘spent his life wrestling’ with the fundamental questions of the : Justin Buckley Dyer, Micah Joel Watson. An day anthology of readings from one of the most influential writers of all time, George MacDonald, compiled by CS Lewis himself. MacDonald was a major Christian writer of the late nineteenth, early twentieth centuries/5(75).

The inspiration C.S. Lewis took from George MacDonald is quite well-known and very apparent to anyone having read both writers even to a small extent. Although MacDonald died before Lewis had become aware of the man, he still looked upon him as a spiritual father and referred to the great Scotsman as "my master".   C.S. Lewis’s love for Dante Alighieri and The Divine Comedy was no great secret. Lewis first read Dante’s Inferno in the original Italian when he was in his teens and later read Purgatorio while he was in the hospital recovering from wounds received in World War I. He finally read Paradiso for the first time in , before he became a Christian, but after he had reluctantly decided that. George MacDonald (10 December – 18 September ) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works of Christian theology, including several collections of sermons. Works by C.S. Lewis From Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life () chapter XIV From Mere Christianity () book 1, chapter 2 From Mere Christianity () book 3, chapters 7 & 9 From.

Surprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dante. Macon, Georgia: MercerUniversity Press. This book came highly recommended, but I am still waiting to receive a copy of it. I’m hoping to have it in hand by the end of the week. SURPRIZED by joy-impatient as the wind- -William Wordsworth, Surprized by Joy (). Surprised by Joy is C. S. Lewis's intellectual autobiography, his personal account of his journey from childhood Christianity to Atheism to Theism and back to a more mature Christianity. Along the way he describes his family life in Ireland, his misery at boarding school, education at Oxford, service in WWI. Discover Surprised By C.S. Lewis by Kathryn Lindskoog and millions of other books available at Barnes & Noble. Shop paperbacks, eBooks, and more! Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help.   The chief offender was George MacDonald, the 19 th century preacher and writer of faerie tales. In Surprised by Joy (), Lewis shares the moment of his first encounter with MacDonald, when he just before WWI: “Turning to the bookstall, I picked out an Everyman in a dirty jacket, Phantastes, a Faerie Romance, George MacDonald.