Journey Towards Home

The Christian Life According to C. S. Lewis

By S. Steve Park

Foreword by William Edgar

Journey Towards Home

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  • ISBN: 9781610978828
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 3/14/2017
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Journey Towards Home

The Christian Life According to C. S. Lewis

By S. Steve Park

Foreword by William Edgar

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610978828
  • Pages: 230
  • Publication Date: 3/14/2017
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) called his theological writings as that "of a layman and an amateur" who merely attempted to restate "ancient and orthodox doctrines." However, in this book, S. Steve Park argues that Lewis had read very widely and accumulated an amazing quantity of knowledge on theological issues. Moreover, Lewis's writings show consistent commitment to key organizing themes, as demonstrated by his assertion that "mere Christianity" must be grounded on "supernaturalism" (vs. naturalism) and eucatastrophic "salvationism" (vs. ethical developmentalism).

The author of this book claims that he has expounded Lewis's theological writings comprehensively and came up with an organized system of theology, presented it as a story of Christian pilgrimage in four major stages: "Away from Home," "Homeward Turning," "Home Away from Home," and "The Final Home." Under these headings, Lewis's major theological and literary themes find illuminating treatments with richness in content and penetrating analyses. In so doing, the author presents to the readers, probably for the first time, a systematic theology of C. S. Lewis. It turns out that Lewis, more than just a storyteller, was a thoughtful participant in the world of theological reflections, demonstrating himself to be a rather formidable theological mind to be reckoned with.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Sung-Il Steve Park . . . has illumined the protean C. S. Lewis--the fantasy writer, the apologist, the theologian as well as the literary scholar. . . . Park's book is no mere paean to Lewis, but a deeply informed systematic study of Lewis' theological vision of the pilgrimage from this world to the next. Park has given us a tasty morsel of the 'deeper magic' of C. S. Lewis."
--Frank A. James III, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA

"Park's book is an excellent overview of Lewis's theology and apologetics. Its careful critique helps me to understand better the relation between Lewis's thought and Reformed orthodoxy: how they are compatible and how they are not. I hope this book receives wide distribution."
--John Frame, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

"Don't miss this chance to journey homeward with Park as he guides us through C. S. Lewis's world of thought. This theologically astute and keen analysis of Lewis's writings is a delight to read and a joy to the heart of faith."
--Peter A. Lillback, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

"Lewis was not always impressed by scholarly discussions of his work, but he would surely have appreciated the way Park has fastened on the key motif of journeying home, and the insightful and engaging way in which he has expounded it. . . . Journey Towards Home is a splendid addition to Lewis studies and will be welcomed by both scholars and lovers of his work."
--Sinclair B. Ferguson, Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

Contributors-

S. Steve Park
William Edgar

Bio(s)-

Sung-Il Steve Park is Senior Pastor of Jubilee Presbyterian Church in West Norriton, Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He studied at the University of British Columbia (BA), and at both Westminster Seminaries, in California (MAR) and in Philadelphia (MDiv, PhD). His recent passion includes promoting theological education for current and future pastors in China and other international settings.

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