Reasoning beyond Reason
Imagination as a Theological Source in the Work of C. S. Lewis
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"To the modern mind, reason belongs to the cold, objective stare of science. Imagination and story are mere 'culture,' of value only as escapism or entertainment. J. T. Sellars's remarkable book shows how one of Christianity's most learned but enduringly popular defenders, C. S. Lewis, belonged to a richer, classical world where reason is imaginative and the imagination is rational. I warmly welcome its publication."
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Nottingham
"Every serious student of C. S. Lewis will want to read this book because it is basic and right. By 'basic' I mean that it exposes the underlying assumptions and supporting structure of Lewis' work. By 'right' I mean that it locates Lewis where consistently he is to be found, namely, neither on one or the other side of divides, such as between rationalism and fideism, but in a mediating position between them, because, as Sellars makes clear, for Lewis relations precede, undergird, and transcend distinctions."
--Wesley A. Kort
Department of Religion and the Graduate Faculty of Religion