The Imagery of Heaven in C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2016

The bedrock reality is the three-person God, whose delighted love is an unquenchable source of vitality, joy, and pleasure. To be at home in such a reality is heaven indeed.
Several years ago, one of my students wrote a paper comparing C. S. Lewis’s account of heaven with that of a noted theologian. He remarked that while their formal beliefs were essentially the same, the writings of the theologian left him cold, while reading Lewis made him actually want to go to heaven. The power of Lewis’s writings about heaven is largely due to his ability not only to make a rational case for it, but also to picture heaven in memorable images that ...

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