C.S. Lewis—On the Christ of a Religious Economy: Knowing Salvation, opens with a discussion of the Anscombe-Lewis debate (the theological issues relating to revelation and reason, Christ the Logos). This leads into Lewis on the church (the body of Christ) and his understanding of religion: how is salvation enacted through the churches, how do we know we are saved? This concludes with, for Lewis, the question of sufferance and atonement, substitution and election, deliverance and redemption: heaven, hell, resurrection, and eternity—Christ’s work of salvation on the cross. What did Lewis say of humanity in relation to God, now Immanuel, God with us, incarnate, crucified, resurrected, and ascended for humanity? What of Lewis’ own death, and that of his wife? What does this tell us about the triune God of love, who is love? This volume forms the second part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C.S. Lewis titled C.S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis’ work.
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- Discusses the Lewis-Anscombe debate and related theological issues
- Explores the ideas of C.S. Lewis on a variety of topics, such as the church body and salvation
- Includes a bibliography of Lewis and multiple extensive indexes for reference
- Part One: Revelation and Reason, Rationality and Faith—Christ the Logos
- The Anscombe-Lewis Debate I: Lewis the Theologian-Philosopher—Apologetics and Method, Idealism and Platonism
- The Anscombe-Lewis Debate II: Naturalism and Scientism—Reason, Causation and Logicality
- The Anscombe-Lewis Debate III: The Value and Limits of Reason—Philosophical Agnosticism
- The Anscombe-Lewis Debate IV: Reason and Foundationalism—Language, Meaning and a “Proof” of God?
- The Anscombe-Lewis Debate VI: the analogia entis-analogia fidei—Translating Christ through Analogical Narrative
- Part Two: Religion, the Church and Ministry: The Body of Christ?
- The Church, The Body of Christ I: The Function and Dangers of Religion— The Christ . . . and Human Religiosity
- The Church, The Body of Christ II: Lewis’s Doctrine of the Church
- The Church, The Body of Christ III: Ecclesiology and Ministry
- Part Three: The Sufferance of Salvation—Immanuel, Christ with Us
- Shadows and Echoes of Eternity I: Atonement—Blood and Substitution, Punishment and Debt
- Shadows and Echoes of Eternity II: Atonement—Incarnation and Salvation, Actuality and Justification
- Shadows and Echoes of Eternity III: The Eschaton—Election and Predestination, Decision and Faith
- Shadows and Echoes Of Eternity IV: The Eschaton—Heaven and Hell, Purgation and Infernal Voluntarism
- Shadows and Echoes of Eternity V: Intimations through the Veil—Sanctification, Resurrection, and the New Creation
- Shadows and Echoes of Eternity VI: Intimations through the Veil—Defined and Redeemed by Love
Praise for the Print Edition
Paul Brazier has given us something new . . . a full account of Lewis’s theology, set out in systematic order, with attention paid to the developments in his thought and to his biography.
—Stephen R. Holmes, senior lecturer in systematic theology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Readers of C.S. Lewis will welcome this patient and penetrating analysis of the Christian vision he elaborated and communicated. Paul Brazier shows expertly how Lewis held reason and revelation together when deploying the Scriptures and mythology in constructing an imaginative apologetic for faith in Christ, the Revealer and Redeemer who leads us through grace to glory.
—Gerald O’Collins, professor emeritus, Gregorian University, Rome
I have not found a more comprehensive, exciting, and fresh study of Lewis’s theology than Paul Brazier’s work. This is a delightful study of Lewis the philosophical theologian, litterateur, and evangelist. With abounding summaries, definitions of terms, illustrations, and a detailed index, this work is indispensable to all readers of Lewis.
—Salwa Khoddam, professor of English emerita, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma
About P.H. Brazier
P.H. Brazier holds degrees in systematic theology from King’s College London, where he completed his PhD on Barth and Dostoevsky. He is the editor of Colin E. Gunton’s The Barth Lectures and The Revelation and Reason Seminars. He is the author of C.S. Lewis–The Work of Christ Revealed and C.S. Lewis: Revelation, Conversion, and Apologetics.