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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist Amelia, the pragmatic idealist said: " I love C.S. Lewis' apologetic works, but let's be honest: they can be a little difficult to understand, and certainly it is a great intellectual exercise to keep up with the Professor's points. So I think an annotated edition sounds perfect! "

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