The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction

The Surprising Imagination of C S Lewis An Introduction Narnia Perelandra places of wonder and longing The White Witch Screwtape personifications of evil Aslan a portrait of the divine Like Turkish Delight some of C S Lewis s writing surprises and whets

  • Title: The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction
  • Author: Jerry Root Mark Neal Root
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  • Page: 228
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  • Narnia, Perelandra places of wonder and longing The White Witch, Screwtape personifications of evil Aslan a portrait of the divine Like Turkish Delight, some of C.S Lewis s writing surprises and whets our appetite for But some of his works bite and nip at our heels What enabled C.S Lewis to create such vivid characters and compelling plots Perhaps it was simplNarnia, Perelandra places of wonder and longing The White Witch, Screwtape personifications of evil Aslan a portrait of the divine Like Turkish Delight, some of C.S Lewis s writing surprises and whets our appetite for But some of his works bite and nip at our heels What enabled C.S Lewis to create such vivid characters and compelling plots Perhaps it was simply that C.S Lewis had an unsurpassed imagination Or perhaps he had a knack for finding the right metaphor or analogy that awakened readers imaginations in new ways But whatever his gifts, no one can deny that C.S Lewis had a remarkable career, producing many books in eighteen different literary genres, including apologetics, autobiography, educational philosophy, fairy stories, science fiction, and literary criticism And while he had and still has critics, Lewis works continue to find devoted readers.The purpose of this book is to introduce C.S Lewis through the prism of imagination For Lewis, imagination is both a means and an end And because he used his own imagination well and often, he is a practiced guide for those of us who desire to reach beyond our grasp Each chapter highlights Lewis s major works and then shows how Lewis uses imagination to captivate readers While many have read books by C.S Lewis, not many readers understand his power to give new slants on the things we think we know More than a genius, Lewis disciplined his imagination, harnessing its creativity in service of helping others believe deeply.

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  • About the Book:Narnia, Perelandra—places of wonder and longing. The White Witch, Screwtape—personifications of evil. Aslan—a portrait of the divine. Like Turkish Delight, some of C.S. Lewis’s writing surprises and whets our appetite for more. But some of his works bite and nip at our heels. What enabled C.S. Lewis to create such vivid characters and compelling plots? Perhaps it was simply that C.S. Lewis had an unsurpassed imagination. Or perhaps he had a knack for finding the right meta [...]


  • According to Jerry Root and Mark Neal, Lewis wrote in at least seventeen  literary genres: apologetics, autobiography, educational philosophy, essays, fairy stories, journal, letters, literary criticism, literary history, lyric poetry, narrative poetry, the novel, religious devotion, satire, science fiction, short story, and translation (03). Is there a thread that runs through these each of these genres? Root & Neal say Imagination. In The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis, they prov [...]


  • Imagination moves us from the ordinary to the extraordinary, helps us to see the world from the perspective of another, and teaches us to view the world from more than what our senses observe. Without imagination, books would simply be manuals by which to gather rote information. Without imagination there would be no music, no mercy for another being, no humor in life. The imagination moves humankind to seek more, love more and know more. It propels the mind from reality to what may be and what [...]


  • “We have seen, whether in his fiction or nonfiction, that Lewis is given to depictions, creating windows and images, inventing stories, developing metaphors, and crafting illustrations so his readers can see what he saw and more. He did these things that readers might better see and understand the real world.” So says Jerry Root and Mark Neal in their fascinating treatment of C.S. Lewis. The book is The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis.The authors survey the literary mountain of books wr [...]


  • Jerry Root and Mark Neal's The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis is an amazingly refreshing and thorough exploration of the role of the various forms of "imagination" in C.S. Lewis, and a good introduction for students into 12 of Lewis' most important works. The appendix covers every form of imagination that Lewis discusses, while the chapters highlight twelve of the more important ones through looking at particular Lewis books.What Root and Neal mean by "imagination" is that Lewis speaks to [...]


  • The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis invites us to explore the incredibly imaginative mind and the published works of C.S. Lewis. Not only that, but also to increase our awareness of how truly important our own imagination is, as well.Our imagination is pertinent in engaging our ability to form new images and sensations within our mind. This cannot be perceived through any of our other senses (such as our sight, hearing, touch, etc.). It encourages problem solving and is fundamental in our l [...]


  • The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An IntroductionBy Jerry Root and Mark NealC.S. Lewis has captured our attention and our imaginations for more than half a century with his mastery of word craft. But his stories and books are not cookie-cut mirror images of one another. Each has a distinctive flavor that entrances the reader.C.S. Lewis did not typecast his writing style - he crossed the genre lines with a style and skill that to the reader seems almost effortless. But how did he accompl [...]


  • "The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis" is a delightful and provocative read. As the authors acknowledge, imagination has been reduced to a very narrow definition, usually applied to creative children. In this book, they explore the works of C. S. Lewis to show us more of what human imagination is. As we read, we see that imagination. Re-enchants the familiar. Show us bursts of glory in the "ordinary" world. Sends us on the genuine quest for truth. Teaches us justice, as we recognize a thing [...]


  • This book is just wonderful. It really came for me at just the right time. The book really opens our eyes to how important imagination is and how the Lord gave us this ability. As a writer, this book opened new ideas for me and showed me how important imagination is, not only as a writer, but for everyone.The authors share with us the different types of imagination and each one serves in a different way. C. S. Lewis knew how to use these types of imagination beautifully and he takes us through a [...]


  • C. S. Lewis was a literary genius who brought complicated theology to a level that anyone, even a child, could understand. He had what he referred to as a “baptized imagination” and that it was. He is quoted as saying, “Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” Indeed, he packed unsurpassed meaning into his imaginative writings.If you ever wondered about where the characters in Lewis’ books came from, and if you have a little time (and the ability [...]


  • I was sent a book for review.I loved learning more about where C S Lewis came up with the ideas for his stories and was surprised to learn how deeply Christianity played a part in his writings. He was an adult convert to Christianity.This is a very deep book, not a casual story. It’s written a lot like a college textbook and I found myself re-reading passages to make sure that I was understanding each part. I found myself picking certain chapters to re-read based on the stories I enjoyed while [...]


  • I had never much thought about how important imagination is to us until I read this book. Even though it is about Lewis' use of imagination, the authors also show how essential it is in our lives too. For example, we must imagine the next stage in our spiritual growth to pursue it. Another example is imaging a just world for us to pursue humanitarian work. We sometimes use imagination to help us make sense of a complicated world. I appreciated this book for two reasons. One was the authors helpi [...]


  • This book is still another take on the literary genius of C.S. Lewis. The authors – as well as this reviewer – are long-time fans of Lewis and his imagination. The fact that this is called a “surprising” imagination seems, at first, a bit sensational. However, as the book unfolds, we see again how Lewis adopted various literary methods to best communicate his stories. Lewis’s work in autobiography, religious writing, literary criticism, fairy tales, science fiction, satire, and poetry [...]


  • I've been a reader and fan of C. S. Lewis for many years. I'm also a Christian and a writer. All of these factors contributed to my interest in this book and influenced how I read it. This is not to imply that I'm any kind of expert on the man or his works. I didn't even realize that he had spent so much time thinking about imagination and reason and how they work together in faith. But it turns out that Lewis even categorized different kinds of imagination and their strengths and weaknesses. Th [...]


  • This book was amazing. The writing style was easy-to-read and the topic was enthralling. I highly recommend it, especially if you are the type of person who wants to know more about the people behind your favorite books.


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