By Alister E. McGrath
Fifty years after his loss of life, C. S. Lewis maintains to encourage and fascinate hundreds of thousands. His legacy is still diverse and mammoth. He used to be a towering highbrow determine, a favored fiction writer who encouraged a world motion picture franchise world wide of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker.
In C.S. Lewis—A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific writer and revered professor at King’s collage of London, paints a definitive portrait of the lifetime of C. S. Lewis. After completely studying lately released Lewis correspondence, Alister demanding situations a few of the formerly held ideals in regards to the detailed timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism after which to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric philosopher who grew to become an inspiring, although reluctant, prophet for our times.
You won’t are looking to pass over this interesting portrait of an artistic genius who encouraged generations.
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The paper also attempts to offer insight into how the legend of Philip as an ideal Macedonian ruler developed into a threat to Alexander’s policy, and how he came to terms with the memory of his father when it was turned into a weapon of propaganda for the opposition. C. is used as an instructive exemplum of the conﬂict between Alexander and the Macedonian nobles after Issus. 3 In our sources, criteria for an ideal Macedonian ruler are primarily mentioned when criticism or resistance to Alexander’s policy emerged.
He certainly could have stayed with Olympias in Epirus after ﬂeeing Macedonia. 21 In Epirus, Olympias was reportedly urging her brother (Alexander) to make war on Philip (Just. 7), certainly to install her son Alexander as king. 22 In other words, the Macedonian royal house had fractured into two parts. Whether or not Alexander would actually have invaded Macedonia, we cannot know. But he was evidently perfectly willing to imperil Philip’s Persian campaign plans by stirring up troubles on Philip’s western and northwestern frontiers and by disrupting Philip’s 10 FATHER, SON, AND COURT efforts to ally with Pixodarus to clear the way for uncontested entry into Anatolia.
40 The ofﬁcial court historiography, however, tells a different story, casting Alexander in the role of the young military genius imitating his progenitor Achilles. 43 Extending his personal power by military conquests, he forced back the political inﬂuence of the nobility and tried to free himself from the corset of the Macedonian royal conception of the primus inter pares.
C. S. Lewis: A Life by Alister E. McGrath