The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis
Edited by John Piper, David Mathis; Contributions by Randy Alcorn, Philip Graham Ryken, Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Douglas Wilson
“We are far too easily pleased.”
C. S. Lewis stands as one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century. His commitment to the life of the mind and the life of the heart is evident in classics like the Chronicles of Narnia andMere Christianity—books that illustrate the unbreakable connection between rigorous thought and deep affection.
With contributions from Randy Alcorn, John Piper, Philip Ryken, Kevin Vanhoozer, David Mathis, and Douglas Wilson, this volume explores the man, his work, and his legacy—reveling in the truth at the heart of Lewis’s spiritual genius: God alone is the answer to our deepest longings and the source of our unending joy.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Half a Century since C. S. Lewis (David Mathis)
- C. S. Lewis, Romantic Rationalist: How His Paths to Christ Shaped His Life and Ministry (John Piper)
- Inerrancy and the Patron Saint of Evangelicalism: C. S. Lewis on Holy Scripture (Philip Ryken)
- Undragoned: C. S. Lewis on the Gift of Salvation (Douglas Wilson)
- In Bright Shadow: C. S. Lewis on the Imagination for Theology and Discipleship (Kevin Vanhoozer)
- C. S. Lewis on Heaven and the New Earth: God’s Eternal Remedy to the Problem of Evil and Suffering (Randy Alcorn)
- What God Made Is Good—and Must Be Sanctified: C. S. Lewis and St. Paul on the Use of Creation (John Piper)
Appendix 1: C. S. Lewis and the Doctrine of Hell (Randy Alcorn)
Appendix 2: A Conversation with the Contributors