Christian Imagination: The Practice of Faith in Literature and Writing

Ryken, Leland

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For centuries, writers and book lovers have enjoyed discussing the relationship between imagination, belief, and words. With writings and excerpts from over fifty authors, The Christian Imagination now brings together in a single source the best that has been written about this rich subject.

This anthology covers all of the major topics that fall within this subject and includes essays and excerpts from fifty authors, including C.S. Lewis, Flannery O'Connor, Dorothy Sayers, and Frederick Buechner.

  • Discover what J. R. R. Tolkien had to say abou the role of happy endings in literature.
  • Hear what the questions, "Is it good enough for children?" means to Newberry Award-winner Madeleine L'Engle.
  • Read C. S. Lewis's thoughts about "creating Narnia.

We can learn much from these insights and many more - insights that will deepen our experience of reading and writing and enrich our relationship with God.

Revised and expanded edition

468 Pages
Published February 2002

About the Editor: Leland Ryken is Professor of English at Wheaton College, where he has taught since 1968. He has published nearly two dozen books on such subjects as literature in Christian perspective, the Bible as literature, Milton, the Puritans, and work and leisure.

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