Bright Shadow of Reality : Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis (Paperback)

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The writings of C. S. Lewis often stir in readers a profound sense of spiritual longing, a desire for joy lying beyond the offerings of this world. This special kind of longing, known to the Romantic tradition by the German word Sehnsucht, has been a recurrent theme in some of our most powerful works of literature. Bright Shadow of Reality, first published in 1974, remains the best available study of this idea of spiritual longing, especially as it functions as a key to understanding the writings of C. S. Lewis. Corbin Scott Carnell explores Lewis's life, theology, and literary legacy- looking in particular at Lewis's science fiction trilogy and Till We Have Faces-and evaluates Lewis's own reflection on the concept of Sehnsucht and its relation to the human quest for joy.

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Publisher Eerdmans Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9780802846273
SKU 202085956
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0802846270
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 1999
Number of Pages 0180
Publisher William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

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