Robert's Reviews > The Weight of Glory

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
4646593
's review
Dec 16, 10

bookshelves: christianity
Read in January, 1997

Lewis provides a very good argument from desire in this essay. We are like fish out of water, but with a desire to swim in the sea. "Ah, but we want so much more-something the books on aesthetics take little notice of. But the poets and the mythologies know all about it. We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words-to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it."
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Weight of Glory.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.