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Virtue and Vice: A Dictionary of the Good Life
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< p> A Pocket Guide to Goodness< /p> < p> Few writers have inspired more readers than author C. S. Lewis — both through the enchanting volumes of his children's series and through his captivating adult classics such as < i> Mere Christianity< /i> , < i> The Screwtape Letters< /i> , < i> The Great Divorce< /i> , and numerous others.< /p> < p> Drawn from many works, this volume collects dictionary-like entries of Lewis's keenest observations and best advice on how to live a truly good life. From ambition to charity, despair to duty, hope to humility, Lewis delivers clear, illuminating definitions to live by.< /p>
Drawn primarily from C. S. Lewis's classic works, this book provides dictionary-like entries on different virtues--prudence, chastity, faith, hope, charity, and so on. A nice summary presentation on something Lewis is famous for: clear, succinct, nonpreachy, erudite definitions of terms that have to do with what it means to live the good life. Even those who have already read the works from which these writings are drawn will enjoy this succinct collection of core concepts for the virtuous life.
A Pocket Guide to Goodness
Few writers have inspired more readers than author C. S. Lewis — both through the enchanting volumes of his children's series and through his captivating adult classics such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and numerous others.
Drawn from many works, this volume collects dictionary-like entries of Lewis's keenest observations and best advice on how to live a truly good life. From ambition to charity, despair to duty, hope to humility, Lewis delivers clear, illuminating definitions to live by.
Drawn primarily from Lewis's classic works, this book reflects on virtues, vice, and the good life by providing a beautiful portrait of why people should live moral lives.
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
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