Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195143423
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834389 | DOI:

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Houses are important as setting and metaphor in Lewis's fiction and theory. Houses join memories and aspirations. He understands a Christian's being in the world as like a child's exploratory and appreciative location in a large and complex house. He also viewed Christianity itself as a large, variegated, and accommodating house.

Keywords: accommodation; aspirations; childhood; Christianity; future; houses; memories

Chapter.  8634 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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