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Shadows of Divine Things

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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

In Memory of . . .


Forty-two years ago today, C. S. Lewis died. His influence in the areas of literature, mythology, apologetics, and Christianity is too overwhelming to measure. He wrote several standard Christian texts such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Weight of Glory, and others. He is also the author of several fantastic fantasy and science fiction works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, and Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.

The very first books I ever owned was a complete set of Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia given to me when I was 9 years old (in the summer of ’75). His influence on my thinking and life has been profound since the first time I read that first series of books given to me so long ago. His influence on Christianity has crossed many religious boundaries from Protestants to Roman Catholics and even Greek Orthodox.

Lewis died the same day two other well know people died. On November 22, 1962, John F. Kennedy was assassinated (this news, of course, won the attention of the whole world), however, along with C. S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley (a philosopher) died that same day. In fact, Peter Kreeft wrote an interesting book titled Between Heaven and Hell (see pic and link below) about these three men and what it would might have been like if they were all in the same room (of course, if I remember correctly Kreeft places them together in Purgatory) and what their conversation/exchange would be like (simple, but interesting book). Nonetheless, Lewis is remembered and missed.

If you have never read any of his works then below are some suggested readings.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ben Myers said...

"...if I remember correctly Kreeft places them together in Purgatory." That seems appropriate, since Lewis himself quite liked the idea of Purgatory.

8:35 PM, November 23, 2005  

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