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Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis
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 ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 12th 1999 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Great book that just got better and better. I appreciated all the research in it, and the way in which Carnell seemed to handle the profound sense of Sehnsucht as an actual reality. For some reason he put both Lewis's books and his essays in italics when citing them, but that's a small complaint in the large picture this book presents. I wish it was a bit longer and more detailed, and some places held unnecessary bio or summary information, but I learned a lot from it.