Restoring Beauty

Restoring Beauty

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C.S. Lewisa€™ prophetic voice for todaya€™s issues More and more in our modern and postmodern culture the twin concepts of beauty and truth have been separated both from each other and from their individual connection to the divine source of Beauty and Truth. Even as our public schools move further and further away from their connection to the universal moral code, the world of art (both qhighq and qlowq) embraces an aesthetic that privileges ugliness over beauty, nihilism over form, and radical self-expression over the pursuit of higher truth. As both an effective apologist for truth-based education and as a sub-creator of his own beauty-enhancing fiction, Lewis is the ideal guide for those who would seek to restore truth and beauty to their proper place and role in our modern world. Sections one and two analyze Lewisa€™s eleven novels, showing how Lewis counters the growing cult of the ugly and helps restore a clearer understanding of the nature of good and evil. Sections three and four turn to Lewisa€™s non-fiction works to assess what advice Lewis can give educators at all levels who would steer their students away from chronological snobbery and values-free education toward a true re-engagement with the past. The book concludes with a commentary on Screwtapea€™s Letters that exposes what Satana€™s main temptation tactics have been since the 1960s and a detailed bibliographical essay of books by and about Lewis.The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis Louis Markos. own modern age, it would ... Though this excellent collection of essays focuses mostly on apologetics, it touches on issues that are relevant to education. Lewisa#39;s anbsp;...


Title:Restoring Beauty
Author: Louis Markos
Publisher:Biblica - 2010
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