C. S. Lewis – A Life

Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414382524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9998

ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Winner (Non-Fiction)! Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author who inspired a global movie franchise around the world of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker. In C.S. Lewis—A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King’s College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis. After thoroughly examining recently published Lewis correspondence, Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the exact timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrait of a creative genius who inspired generations.

Beyond Religious Discourse

Sermons, Preaching, and Evangelical Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Irish Society

Author: J. N. Ian Dickson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556354835

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 6344

Drawing extensively on primary sources, this pioneer work in modern religious history explores the training of preachers, the construction of sermons, and how Irish evangelicalism and the wider movement in Great Britain and the United States shaped the preaching event. Evangelical preaching and politics, sectarianism, denominations, education, class, social reform, gender, and revival are examined to advance the argument that evangelical sermons and preaching went significantly beyond religious discourse. The result is a book for those with interests in Irish history, culture and belief, popular religion and society, evangelicalism, preaching, and communication.

C.S. Lewis - Su biografía

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Ediciones Rialp

ISBN: 8432143936

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 6301

Biografía definitiva de C.S. Lewis, genio y profeta, uno de los más agudos pensadores cristianos de nuestro tiempo.

Irish Church Records

Their History, Availability, and Use in Family and Local History Research

Author: James G. Ryan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church records and registers

Page: 207

View: 3319


The BBC at the Watershed

Author: Ken Bloomfield

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846311608

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 6438

In the wake of the attempted assassination of Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, then head of the civil service in Northern Ireland, on September 11, 1988, Margaret Thatcher issued a gag order and broadcasting ban in order to prevent Gerry Adams and the IRA from carrying out plans to warn all other civil service “collaborators” that they were under threat. Though he did not advocate the ban, that moment unexpectedly marked Kenneth Bloomfield’s first major role in the contemporary history of the BBC—an organization for which he would eventually serve in several positions, including as chair of the Northern Ireland Broadcasting Council from 1991 to 1999. This fascinating account of Bloomfield’s tenure at the BBC captures a period of uncertainty and change, accompanied by Bloomfield’s own rich remembrances of the entire period—a volume not to be missed by anyone with an interest in popular media and political history. “Sir Kenneth is regarded as ‘the ideal BBC governor’—being meticulous, bright and genuinely interested in broadcasting.”—Jane Robbins, Independent

Public Schools and The Great War

Author: Anthony Seldon,David Walsh

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473833116

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6064

In this pioneering and original book, Anthony Seldon and David Walsh study the impact that the public schools had on the conduct of the Great War, and vice versa. Drawing on fresh evidence from 200 leading public schools and other archives, they challenge the conventional wisdom that it was the public school ethos that caused needless suffering on the Western Front and elsewhere. They distinguish between the younger front-line officers with recent school experience and the older 'top brass' whose mental outlook was shaped more by military background than by memories of school.??The Authors argue that, in general, the young officers' public school education imbued them with idealism, stoicism and a sense of service. While this helped them care selflessly for the men under their command in conditions of extreme danger, it resulted in their death rate being nearly twice the national average.??This poignant and thought-provoking work covers not just those who made the final sacrifice, but also those who returned, and?whose lives were shattered as a result of their physical and psychological wounds. It contains a wealth of unpublished detail about public school life before and during the War, and how these establishments and the country at large coped with the devastating loss of so many of the brightest and best. Seldon and Walsh conclude that, 100 years on, public school values and character training, far from being concepts to be mocked, remain relevant and that the present generation would benefit from studying them and the example of their predecessors.??Those who read Public Schools and the Great War will have their prevailing assumptions about the role and image of public schools, as popularised in Blackadder, challenged and perhaps changed.

The Human Situation

Author: W. MacNeile Dixon

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 8060

Originally published in the late 1930's, 'The Human Situation'; was written by W. MacNeile Dixon, a great philosopher in his time. The author was the Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1904 until his retirement in 1935. Published in the late 1930s, 'The Human Situation' comprises the Gifford Lectures (renowned in philosophical circles) delivered at the University of Glasgow from 1935 to 1937.

Victorians Against the Gallows

Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Nineteenth Century Britain

Author: James Gregory

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857730886

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1815

By the time that Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, the list of crimes liable to attract the death penalty had effectively been reduced to murder. Yet, despite this, the gallows remained a source of controversy in Victorian Britain and there was a growing unease in liberal quarters surrounding the question of capital punishment. In this book, James Gregory examines organised efforts to abolish capital punishment in Britain and the Empire in the Victorian era, focusing particularly on the activities of the Society for the Abolition of Capital Punishment. The amelioration of the notoriously ‘Bloody Code’ of the British state may have limited capital punishment effectively to a small number of murderers after 1840 but, despite this, capital punishment was a matter of perennial debate, from the local arena of school debating societies to the ‘imperial Parliament’, and a topic to trouble the minds of thoughtful Victorians across the British world. Drawing on a wide range of sources, from pamphlets by abolitionists or their opponents to gallows broadsides, official inquiries, provincial newspapers, novels and short stories, Gregory studies a movement acknowledged by contemporaries to be agitating one of the ‘questions of the day’ - challenging as it did contemporary theology, state infliction of violence, and prevalent ideas about punishment. He explores important aspects such as: capital punishment debates in the ‘Lex Britannica’ of British colonies and dominions, the role of women abolitionists and the class and gendered inflexions to the ‘gallows question’, the representation of the problem of capital punishment in Victorian fiction, and the relationship between abolitionists and the Home Office which exercised the royal prerogative of mercy. While the abolitionism of Nonconformist reformers such as the Quakers and Unitarians is familiar, Gregory introduces the reader to the abolitionist debates in Jewish, secularist and spiritualist circles, and explores themes such as the imagined role of the Queen as ‘fount of mercy’ and the disturbing figure of the hangman. Studying the provincial, national and international aspects to the movement, Victorians Against the Gallows offers an important contribution to our understanding of Victorian reform activities, and Victorian culture.

Diplomacy with a Difference: the Commonwealth Office of High Commissioner, 1880-2006

Author: Lorna Lloyd

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047420594

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 1110

Using archival material from four states, interviews and correspondence with diplomats, and a wealth of literature on the Commonwealth and its members, this book explores the evolution of distinctive diplomatic links between Commonwealth states, and their reception into the international system.

Defying the Ira?

Author: Brian Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1781383545

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book examines the grass-roots relationship between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the civilian population during the Irish Revolution. It is primarily concerned with the attempts of the militant revolutionaries to discourage, stifle, and punish dissent among the local populations in which they operated, and the actions or inactions by which dissent was expressed or implied. Focusing on the period of guerilla war against British rule from c. 1917 to 1922, it uncovers the acts of 'everyday' violence, threat, and harm that characterized much of the revolutionary activity of this period. Moving away from the ambushes and assassinations that have dominated much of the discourse on the revolution, the book explores low-level violent and non-violent agitation in the Irish town or parish. The opening chapter treats the IRA's challenge to the British state through the campaign against servants of the Crown - policemen, magistrates, civil servants, and others - and IRA participation in local government and the republican counter-state. The book then explores the nature of civilian defiance and IRA punishment in communities across the island before turning its attention specifically to the year that followed the 'Truce' of July 1921. This study argues that civilians rarely operated at either extreme of a spectrum of support but, rather, in a large and fluid middle ground. Behaviour was rooted in local circumstances, and influenced by local fears, suspicions, and rivalries. IRA punishment was similarly dictated by community conditions and usually suited to the nature of the perceived defiance. Overall, violence and intimidation in Ireland was persistent, but, by some contemporary standards, relatively restrained.

The Lost City of Z

A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385529228

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1519

The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Theory in Archaeology

A World Perspective

Author: Peter J. Ucko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134843461

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 1070

Theory in Archaeology tackles important questions about the diversity in archaeological theory and practice which face the discipline in the 1990s. What is the relationship between theory and practice? How does `World' archaeological theory differ from `European'? Can one be a good practitioner without theory? This unique book brings together contributors from many different countries and continents to provide the first truly global perspective on archaeological theory. They examine the nature of material culture studies and look at problems of ethnicity, regionalism, and nationality. They consider, too, another fundamental of archaeological inquiry: can our research be objective, or must `the past' always be a relativistic construction? Theory in Archaeology is an important book whose authors bring together very different perceptions of the past. Its wide scope and interest will attract an international readership among students and academics alike.

Sacred Worlds

An Introduction to Geography and Religion

Author: Chris Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113487734X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5565

This book, the first in the field for two decades, looks at the relationships between geography and religion. It represents a synthesis of research by geographers of many countries, mainly since the 1960s. No previous book has tackled this emerging field from such a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, and never before have such a variety of detailed case studies been pulled together in so comparative or illuminating a way. Examples and case studies have been drawn from all the major world religions and from all continents from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Major themes covered in the book include the distribution of religion and the processes by which religion and religious ideas spread through space and time. Some of the important links between religion and population are also explored. A great deal of attention is focused on the visible manifestations of religion on the cultural landscape, including landscapes of worship and of death, and the whole field of sacred space and religious pilgrimage.

All My Road Before Me

The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922-1927

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062565613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 7360

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s diary from his early twenties—a thought-provoking work that reveals his earliest thinking about war, atheism, religion, and humanity. While serving his country in the Great War, C. S. Lewis’ the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, and Christian apologist—made a pact with a close friend and fellow soldier. If one of them died, the survivor would take care of his family—a promise Lewis honored. Developing a deep friendship with his fallen friend’s mother, Jane King Moore, Lewis moved into the Moore household after the war. Returning to Oxford, the twenty-three-year old Lewis—then a staunch atheist—struggled to adapt to life in post-war England. Eager to help the tormented young man, Jane encouraged him keep a diary of his day-to-day life. Those reflections are collected in this illuminating journal. Covering five remarkable years in Lewis's life, All My Road Before Me charts the inspirations and intellectual and spiritual development of a man whose theology and writing—including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—has had immense influence on the Christian world.

Representing Irish Religious Histories

Historiography, Ideology and Practice

Author: Jacqueline Hill,Mary Ann Lyons

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331941531X

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 8173

This collection begins on the premise that, until recently, religion has been particularly influential in Ireland in forming a sense of identity, and in creating certain versions of reality. History has also been a key component in that process, and the historical evolution of Christianity has been appropriated by the main religious denominations – Catholic, Church of Ireland, and Presbyterian – with a view to reinforcing their own identities. This book explores the ways in which this occurred; the writing of religious history, and some of the manifestations of that process, forms key parts of the collection. Also included are chapters discussing current and recent attempts to examine the legacy of collective religious memory - notably in Northern Ireland - based on projects designed to encourage reflection about the religious past among both adults and school-children. Readers will find this collection particularly timely in view of the current ‘decade of commemorations’.

Religions of Melanesia

A Bibliographic Survey

Author: G. W. Trompf

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1567206662

Category: Religion

Page: 721

View: 5083

Religions of Melanesia is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of religious life in a region that boasts over one-quarter of the world's distinct religions.

Africa Under Colonial Domination, 1880-1935

Author: A. Adu Boahen,Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520067028

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 8728

Explores how the different peoples of Africa view their civilizations and shows the historical relationships between the various parts of the continent, historical connections with other continents, and Africa's contribution to the development of human civilization.

Boxen

the imaginary world of the young C.S. Lewis

Author: Clive Staples Lewis,Walter Hooper

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 2908

A collection of maps, histories, sketches, and stories created by C.S. Lewis as a child to describe his private fantasy world, known as Animal-Land or Boxen. A scholarly introduction explains the stories in the context of Lewis's life.

The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118503163

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 3183

Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christian thinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understanding the key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work and intellectual development. Brings together a collection of original essays exploring important themes within Lewis’ work, offering new connections and insights into his theology Throws new light on subjects including Lewis’ intellectual development, the uses of images in literature and theology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of the imagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argument from desire', and Lewis’ place as an Anglican thinker and a Christian theologian Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leading Christian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrath and Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologians in one volume