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Beyond the shadowlands : C.S. Lewis on heaven & hell /
Wayne Martindale.
imprint
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, c2005.
description
240 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1581345135 (pbk.)
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imprint
Wheaton, Ill. : Crossway Books, c2005.
isbn
1581345135 (pbk.)
catalogue key
5425115
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-233) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Wayne Martindale is Professor of English at Wheaton College, IL, where he regularly teaches classes on C. S. Lewis
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Beyond the Shadowlands does much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead." - Gene Edward Veith, Jr. Provost and Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; Director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary; Columnist and Author"Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who read Beyond the Shadowlands may find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom." - Leanne Payne , author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School"This is no mere book. It is a window to the next world. You will see things here that few have seen. Wayne Martindale has produced a work of great love and illumination like nothing else you'll read this year." - Thomas L. Martin , author of Poiesis and Possible Worlds , editor of Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis
"Beyond the Shadowlands does much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead." -Gene Edward Veith, Jr.Provost and Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; Director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary; Columnist and Author "Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who read Beyond the Shadowlands may find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom." -Leanne Payne, author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School "This is no mere book. It is a window to the next world. You will see things here that few have seen. Wayne Martindale has produced a work of great love and illumination like nothing else you'll read this year." -Thomas L. Martin, author of Poiesis and Possible Worlds, editor of Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis
"Beyond the Shadowlands does much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead." -Gene Edward Veith, Jr., provost, professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary; columnist; author "Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who read Beyond the Shadowlands may find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom." -Leanne Payne, author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School "This is no mere book. It is a window to the next world. You will see things here that few have seen. Wayne Martindale has produced a work of great love and illumination like nothing else you'll read this year." -Thomas L. Martin, author of Poiesis and Possible Worlds, editor of Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis
"Beyond the Shadowlands does much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead." -Gene Edward Veith Jr., Provost, Professor of Literature, Patrick Henry College; Director, Cranach Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary "Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who read Beyond the Shadowlands may find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom." -Leanne Payne, author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School "This is no mere book. It is a window to the next world. You will see things here that few have seen. Wayne Martindale has produced a work of great love and illumination like nothing else you'll read this year." -Thomas L. Martin, author of Poiesis and Possible Worlds, editor of Reading the Classics with C. S. Lewis
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Summaries
Long Description
Those who know Lewis's work will enjoy Martindale's thoroughexamination of the powerful images of Heaven and Hell found inLewis's fiction, and all readers can appreciate Martindale'sscholarly yet accessible tone. Read this book, and you will seeafresh the wonder of what lies beyond the Shadowlands.
Main Description
C. S. Lewis's fiction is rich with reflections on the afterlife. For many, reading his books helps in forming a more vivid understanding of Heaven and Hell. In this book, Lewis scholar Wayne Martindale uses some of Lewis's best-loved fiction as an imaginative complement to his discussion on eternity.
Main Description
C. S. Lewis's fiction is rich with reflections on the afterlife. For many, reading his books helps in forming a more vivid understanding of Heaven and Hell. In this book, Lewis scholar Wayne Martindale uses some of Lewis's best-loved fiction as an imaginative complement to his discussion on eternity.Those who know Lewis's work will enjoy Martindale's thorough examination of the powerful images of Heaven and Hell found in Lewis's fiction, and all readers can appreciate Martindale's scholarly yet accessible tone. Read this book, and you will see afresh the wonder of what lies beyond the Shadowlands."Beyond the Shadowlandsdoes much more than illuminate C. S. Lewis. It illuminates the great mystery of the nature of eternal life. This book makes the Christian reader yearn for what lies ahead." -Gene Edward Veith, Cultural Editor,Worldmagazine"Dr. Wayne Martindale has done us all a great favor in gathering up and putting into one volume what C. S. Lewis has written about Heaven and the afterlife. The Lord has a way of shining the light of Heaven down on the works of Lewis, and in the process delivering us moderns from secular-minded myths. Many who readBeyond the Shadowlandsmay find not only Heaven and a longing for the eternal birthed in them, but missing parts of themselves set in as well: a remythologized and ennobled self more fully participating in an eternal kingdom." -Leanne Payne, author, founder, Pastoral Care Ministry School"This is no mere book. It is a window to the next world. You will see things here that few have seen. Wayne Martindale has produced a work of great love and illumination like nothing else you'll read this year." -Thomas L. Martin, author ofPoiesis and Possible Worlds, editor ofReading the Classics with C. S. Lewis
Unpaid Annotation
A C. S. Lewis scholar takes on the weighty theme of eternity in this exploration of Heaven and Hell in Lewis's fiction.
Unpaid Annotation
C. S. Lewis scholar Wayne Martindale uses Lewis's fiction as an imaginative complement to his discussion on eternity. He first breaks down some commonly held myths about Heaven and Hell by examining what we can know from the Bible. Martindale then shows how Lewis affirms those truths in his fiction by using the biblical teachings on these eternal destinations as a foundation and a guide for imagination. Those who know Lewis's work will appreciate the thorough discussion of the vivid images of Heaven and Hell Lewis uses in his fiction. All of us will appreciate Martindale's scholarly yet accessible tone and will be encouraged to turn to Scripture and to Lewis's books and stories with a renewed hunger for Heaven.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Forewordp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Heaven
Demythologizing Heaven: The Nonfiction
The Myths of Heaven Exposedp. 21
Heaven Will Be Boring
What! No Sex?
But I Hate Ghosts!
I Won't Be Me
Just a Harp and Crown Trip
Heaven Is Escapist Thinking
Heavenly Minded But No Earthly Good
Remythologizing Heaven: The Fiction
Making the Myths of Heaven and Hellp. 51
Reclaiming the Heavens for Heaven: Out of the Silent Planetp. 57
Paradise Regained: Perelandrap. 67
The Fulfillment of Human Potential: The Great Divorcep. 75
Land of Wonder and Delight: The Chronicles of Narniap. 85
When Seeing Is Not Believing: Till We Have Facesp. 123
Hell
Demythologizing Hell: The Nonfiction
The Myths of Hell Exposedp. 133
A Good God Wouldn't Send Anyone to Hell
A Physical Hell Would Be Cruel
Hell Is Just a State of Mind
All the Interesting People Will Be in Hell
A Tolerant God Would Let Me Choose
No One Could Be Happy in Heaven Knowing Some Are in Hell
Remythologizing Hell: The Fiction
The Philosophy of Hell: The Screwtape Lettersp. 153
Evil in Paradise: Perelandrap. 165
The Sociology of Hell: That Hideous Strengthp. 169
Hell Is a Choice, Too: The Great Divorcep. 179
Descent into Hell: The Chronicles of Narniap. 185
Purgatory
Is Purgatory Plan B?p. 199
Epilogue
Last Things: An Epilogue on Who Goes to Heavenp. 207
Notesp. 213
Works Citedp. 230
Indexp. 234
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