- Author:David C. Downing
- Publisher:IVP Books; PRINT-ON-DEMAND edition (May 21, 2005)
- Pages:207 pages
- Subcategory:History & Criticism
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Downing's command of the body of Lewis's work is also impressive. He can highlight how major themes come through in his fiction and nonfiction. He can cover centuries of ideas and find Great book. Lewis in such high regard that I've taken to believing that his ideas sprang straight from his massive intellect and fell perfectly polished onto the page for the page. This author dug into the roots of Jack's ideas, actually seeing the passages he underlined and the evolution of his ideas. Jul 10, 2013 Gene Coatney rated it it was amazing.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -200) and indexes Donor challen.
In this book David C. Downing explores the breadth of Lewis's writing, introducing us to Christian mysticism as Lewis knew it and to the contemplative writers who most influenced him. Though he showed a lifelong interest in mysticism, Lewis was not an uncritical admirer. As Downing highlights, Lewis had areas of concern and points of departure with some mystical thought.
In this artfully written analysis, Downing explores Lewis's insights on Christian mysticism and shows how they can safeguard today's believers from false phenomena even as they affirm God's mysterious grandeur and draw us--as Lewis put it--Into the Region of Awe. 207 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity. Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in . Lewis (9780830832842) by David C. Downing.
Downing's survey of these books makes me want to return and read them again. As you might expect from such a rigorous thinker, Lewis didn't swallow all forms of Christian mysticism uncritically. Fortunately, he was able to avoid the stifling skepticism that so often plagues intellectuals
Downing's survey of these books makes me want to return and read them again. Fortunately, he was able to avoid the stifling skepticism that so often plagues intellectuals. StephenBarkley, October 31, 2014.
Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C. S. Lewis. The Most Reluctant Convert is a book that any person who has even a marginal interest in . Lewis, the Christian, will want to read. The author's writing style is pleasantly sophisticated without being stiff; poetic and yet practical. In short, it's a very enjoyable read (something about the style was so fluid and beautiful). I've read nearly all of CS Lewis's books in the last two months and have loved every minute of it.
In this book, David C. Downing explores the breadth of Lewis' writing, introducing us to the context of Christian mysticism in. . Downing explores the breadth of Lewis' writing, introducing us to the context of Christian mysticism in Lewis' day and to the writers who most influenced him. Lewis' critique of mysticism is instructive to us in this day of eclectic religious thought. Exploring Lewis' sense of the mystical can help us safeguard ourselves from false mysticism, even as it opens the way to a full experience of God's presence.
David C. Downing, Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C. David C. Downing, Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy. Downing, Into the Wardrobe: C. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles. Downing, The Most Reluctant Convert: C. Lewis's Journey to Faith. University of Massachusetts Press, 1992. Colin Duriez and David Porter, The Inklings Handbook: The Lives, Thought and Writings of C. Lewis, J. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Their Friends. 2001, ISBN 1-902694-13-9. Genres: Religion & Spirituality . Religious Studies. Downing explores the breadth of Lewis' writing, introducing us to the context .