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Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis

4.44 of 5 stars 4.44  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  7 reviews
C.S. Lewis prophetic voice for today?'s issues More and more in our modern and postmodern culture the twin concepts of beauty and truth have been separated both from each other and from their individual connection to the divine source of Beauty and Truth. Even as our public schools move further and further away from their connection to the universal moral code, the world o ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published October 10th 2010 by Biblica Publishing
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Mike (the Paladin)
This is an excellent book and what it has to say is valuable. Let me say this first before I go on and talk a little about it.

Please read it through.

Why do I say that. Well there are parts (near the beginning) that will probably put some readers off. But like any logical reasoning you need to get the complete picture before you decide what you think about it.

There are certain conclusions reached by the writer that I can't completely agree with. There are some places where I disagree with his b
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Perelandra
Two words come to mind: High Payoff. All those years I spent reading through Lewis' fiction, and enjoying it immensely, was so worth it while reading this book on Beauty through the writings of C. S. Lewis. I think that Louis Markos just may be my favorite Lewis scholar. Just as Lewis could clearly convey complicated ideas, Markos can make connections and clearly convey Lewis' writings in a concise manner - and he does with great enthusiasm for Lewis - WHICH I LIKE.

In the spring of 2012 I took
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Carolyn
Though preachy in spots, this book is a thought-provoking one that demands to be read again and perhaps even a third time. Any educator of children, teens or young adults needs its insights. What children can learn from C.S. Lewis in the Narnia series is much of the early part of the book, but the message of what Lewis was trying to say about modern culture, medieval times and the continuity of one period of time to the next is the important message of the second half. This is not easy reading, ...more
Leila Bowers
Markos is an insightful writer who combines great depth of Lewis scholasticism with historical perspective and a Christian world-view. There wasn't much 'new' in this book about Lewis or his social commentary for me, but the specific perspective of reading Lewis against our growing culture of the ugly and post-modern was interesting.
Heather
Great book, but not as great as "On the Shoulders of Hobbits." The book felt a little disjointed, as it was put together from different essays and lectures. I felt like the author did not exhaust the subject and could write a sequel!
Karen Stafford
I cannot say enough good things about this book. Excellent read!
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