Medieval Wisdom on Faith and Flourishing

Full Title: Medieval Wisdom on Faith and Flourishing: What C S Lewis Knew That We Don't

C S Lewis read medieval writers professionally, but the wisdom he learned from them appears most strikingly and helpfully in his works of imaginative fiction and popular theology, his letters of spiritual advice, and the way he lived his own life. He inherited from medieval faith a kind of earthy practicality that led him to frame God's design for human flourishing holistically: as not just spiritual but also material and social. Modern Christians have not always remembered to do this - but we should.

 

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Chris R Armstrong, Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C S Lewis

Gary S Selby, Pursuing an Earthy Spirituality: C. S. Lewis and Incarnational Faith

Joe Rigney, The Things of Earth: Treasuring God by Enjoying His Gifts

Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun, For the Life of the World: Theology That Makes a Difference

Jonathan Pennington, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary

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