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Lewis and Knox both experienced powerful conversions to the Christian faith, an important aspect that Walsh covers in detail. Both wrote about their conversion experiences because they wanted to explain to others why they took that life-changing step. They each valued logical thinking, and they professed that the Christian faith should be embraced, not only because it is good, but because it is true. Reason provides the intellectual foundation of belief for both authors.
For both these apologists, Christianity is much more than a doctrinal system: it is above all a personal relationship with Christ that entails romance, struggle, and loyalty. A common adjective applied to Lewis and Knox as writers was "imaginative". They saw lack of imagination as a great hurdle to faith, and they believed that imagination is a privileged path leading to a deeper apprehension of the truth.
Lewis and Knox, while convinced that the Christian faith rested on sound reason and that it fulfilled the deepest human longings, also knew that God is a mystery---and so is the human heart. In the face of these twin mysteries, Milton Walsh shows that both men approached their evangelizing efforts in a spirit of humility, as he explores how they appealed to the mind, the heart, and the imagination in presenting the Christian faith.
Number of Pages: 350
Vendor: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Ronald Knox as Apologist: Wit, Laughter, and the Popish CreedMilton WalshIgnatius Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback$9.86 Retail:
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The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian LifeGilbert MeilaenderWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2006 / Trade Paperback$16.20 Retail:
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The Wine of Certitude: A Literary Biography of Ronald KnoxDavid RooneyIgnatius Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback$9.86 Retail:
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This---to quote C.S.Lewis---is the most noble and joyous book Ive read these ten years.... This book has led me deeper into Lewiss own writings than any Ive read. Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis former secretary and biographer
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