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C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness and Beauty

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C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Postby Dan65802 » 06 Aug 2008, 13:00

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King
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Postby Tuke » 07 Aug 2008, 02:27

No, this is the first I've seen of it, but the theme certainly has depth, scope and intriguing potential. It boggles my mind how much time Lewis spent studying philosophy. He read many major philosophical works and tomes, but only mentions his digestion of them in passing (or his sterling record as an Oxford philosophy student). It's only in recognizing the ease with which he handles the Greats in his own refined Christian philosophy that you appreciate the work and thought behind his synthesis.
"The 'great golden chain of Concord' has united the whole of Edmund Spenser's world.... Nothing is repressed; nothing is insubordinate. To read him is to grow in mental health." The Allegory Of Love (Faerie Queene)

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Postby ami » 07 Aug 2008, 05:17

:coffee: "to grow in mental healths" ...is true! his words inpired me a lot through my dark time, no one usal could see things he did, he leads me to God's will! Just finished his book "Letters to Malcolm", I believe those are the words he left us before he gone in 1963, I want to say thank you Jack, and of course to my Lord too!
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Postby Tuke » 07 Aug 2008, 15:47

Amen! Me, too, Ami. What Jack said of Spenser is even more true of himself.
"The 'great golden chain of Concord' has united the whole of Edmund Spenser's world.... Nothing is repressed; nothing is insubordinate. To read him is to grow in mental health." The Allegory Of Love (Faerie Queene)

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