Surprised by Joy

Initially published in 1955, Lewis's journey - his "surprise" - continues to be of first importance to admirers of his work and today, more than ever, to anyone concerned with the compatibility of the rational and the spiritual.

Author: Clive Staples Lewis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780151001859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

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First published in 1955, the classic autobiography of the literary scholar and children's author recounts his journey from a youthful atheism to a thoughtful Christianity, his experiences in World War I, and his introduction to Oxford.

Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter looks at the career and writings of C. S. Lewis and discovers a man whose life and beliefs were sustained by joy and humor.

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1595554785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 486

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Surprised by Laughter looks at the career and writings of C. S. Lewis and discovers a man whose life and beliefs were sustained by joy and humor. All of his life, C. S. Lewis possessed a spirit of individuality. An atheist from childhood, he became a Christian as an adult and eventually knew international acclaim as a respected theologian. He was known worldwide for his works of fiction, especially the Chronicles of Narnia; and for his books on life and faith, including Mere Christianity, A Grief Observed, and Surprised by Joy. But perhaps the most visible difference in his life was his abiding sense of humor. It was through this humor that he often reached his readers and listeners, allowing him to effectively touch so many lives. Terry Lindvall takes an in-depth look at Lewis's joyful approach toward living, dividing his study of C. S. Lewis's wit into the four origins of laughter in Uncle Screwtape's eleventh letter to a junior devil in Lewis's The Screwtape Letters: joy, fun, the joke proper, and flippancy. Lindvall writes, "One bright and compelling feature we can see, sparking in his sunlight and dancing in his moonlight, is laughter. Yet it is not too large to see at once because it inhabited all Lewis was and did." Surprised by Laughter reveals a Lewis who enjoyed the gift of laughter, and who willingly shared that gift with others in order to spread his faith.

Shorter Poems

SURPRISED BY JOY - IMPATIENT AS THE WIND ” I SURPRISED by joy -
impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport - Oh ! with whom But Thee ,
deep buried in the silent tomb , That spot which no vicissitude can find ? Love ,
faithful ...

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Poetical Works

SURPRISED BY JOY - IMPATIENT AS THE WIND . Pub . 1815 . [ This was in fact
suggested by my daughter Catharine long after her death . * ] SURPRISED by joy
- impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport - Oh ! with whom But ...

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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

SURPRISED by joy - impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport - Oh !
with whom But Thee , deep buriedo in the silent tomb , That spot which no
vicissitude can find ? Love , faithful love , recalled thee to my mindBut how could I
forget ...

Author: William Wordsworth

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The Poetical Works

SURPRISED BY JOY - IMPATIENT AS THE WIND . Pub . 1815 . [ This was in fact
suggested by my daughter Catharine long after her death . * ] SURPRISED by joy
- impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport - Oh ! with whom But ...

Author: William Wordsworth

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Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated

Lewis, Surprised by Joy, 191. 3. Lewis, God in the Dock, 259. 4. Lewis, Surprised
by Joy, 190. 5. Ibid., 227. 6. Ibid., 223–24. 7. Chesterton, All Things Considered,
12. 8. Ibid., 13. Lewis, Discarded Image, 5. Chapter 5 11. 1. Ward, Gilbert Keith ...

Author: Terry Lindvall

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1595554793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.

Poems

SURPRISED BY JOY- IMPATIENT AS THE WIND . ” 327 UPON THE SIGHT OF A
BEAUTIFUL PICTURE . PAINTED BY SIR G. H. BEAUMONT , BART . 5 PRAISED
be the Art whose subtle power could stay Yon cloud , and fix it in that glorious ...

Author: William Wordsworth

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Page: 522

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Selections from Wordsworth and Tennyson

"SURPRISED BY JOY—IMPATIENT AS THE WIND" Table of Contents Surprised
by joy—impatient as the wind I turned to share the transport—Oh! with whom But
Thee, deep buried in the silent tomb, That spot which no vicissitude can find?

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Good Press

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Category: Poetry

Page: 199

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"Selections from Wordsworth and Tennyson" by William Wordsworth, Baron Alfred Tennyson Tennyson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Flower of the Mind

SURPRISED BY JOY SURPRISED by joy - impatient as the windI turned to share
the transport - 0 ! with whom But thee - deep buried in the silent tomb , That spot
which no vicissitude can find ? Love , faithful love , recalled thee to my mindBut ...

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The Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

Surprised by joy — impatient as the Wind I turned to share the transport —Oh!
with whom But Thee, deep buried in the silent tomb, That spot which no
vicissitude can find? Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind — But how
could I forget ...

Author: William Wordsworth

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The Question of God

Lewis suggested that this memory ... taught him “ longing ” : Lewis , Surprised by
Joy , p . 7 . “ the strange English accents ... hatred for England which took many
years to heal ” : Lewis , Surprised by Joy , p . 24 . 30 “ I feared for my soul ... in
that ...

Author: Armand Nicholi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743247856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 295

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Compares and contrasts the beliefs of two famous thinkers, Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, on topics ranging from the existence of God and morality to pain and suffering.

The C S Lewis Chronicles

Endnotes CHAPTER 1 Page 3 : “ chivalrous mice and rabbits who rode out in
complete mail " : from C . S . Lewis , Surprised by Joy ( London : Bles ) , 1955 , ch
. 1 . Page 4 : “ All settled happiness , all that was tranquil and reliable ” :
Surprised ...

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Darton, Longman & Todd

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Category: Authors, English

Page: 305

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An accessible biography like no other that takes a refreshingly different and highly illuminating approach to the life and times, thought and work of C.S.Lewis.

The Intellectual World of C S Lewis

42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 5O 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 6O 61 62 Surprised by
Joy, 242. H. A. Prichard, ”Does Moral Philosophy Rest on a Mistake?” Mind 21 (
1912): 2 1—37. John Laird, ”Les moralistes contemporains a Oxford et la ...

Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118503163

Category: Religion

Page: 206

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Marking the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death, TheIntellectual World of C. S. Lewis sees leading Christianthinker Alister McGrath offering a fresh approach to understandingthe key themes at the centre of Lewis’ theological work andintellectual development. Brings together a collection of original essays exploringimportant themes within Lewis’ work, offering new connectionsand insights into his theology Throws new light on subjects including Lewis’intellectual development, the uses of images in literature andtheology, the place of myth in modern thought, the role of theimagination in making sense of the world, the celebrated 'argumentfrom desire', and Lewis’ place as an Anglican thinker and aChristian theologian Written by Alister McGrath, one of the world’s leadingChristian thinkers and authors; this exceptional pairing of McGrathand Lewis brings together the work of two outstanding theologiansin one volume

C S Lewis Apologist philosopher and theologian

Understanding C. S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy: "A Most Reluctant Autobiograpky
Mona Dunckel an d Karen Rowe INTRODUCTION: AUTOBIOGRAPHY AS
STRUCTURE AND SUBSTANCE Most readers initially know C. S. Lewis in only
one ...

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991197

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Page: 360

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C S Lewis

C . S . Lewis , Surprised by Joy , Fontana , 1959 , pp . 18f . C . S . Lewis ,
Surprised by Joy , Fontana , 1959 , p . 20 . C . S . Lewis , Surprised by Joy ,
Fontana , 1959 , p . 119 . 4 . C . S . Lewis , Surprised by Joy , Fontana , 1959 , p .
136 .

Author: Richard Harries

Publisher: Morehouse Publishing Company

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Category: Religion

Page: 92

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Surprised by Faith

Surprised by Joy was how Lewis titled his autobiography giving the sketchy
account of his conversion. Most individuals who are converted from living in sin to
following Jesus are surprised by something. Many academicians are simply ...

Author: Daryl McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808830

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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Surprised by Faith celebrates the 75th anniversary of C. S. Lewis “kicking and screaming” his way into Christianity—his 1931 conversion. Lewis described himself as, “the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." But a convert, nonetheless, surprised by joy. This volume was inspired by Lewis’s autobiographical account of the life-events which led to his coming to faith—an event that had a profound effect on his work and his relationships. In Surprised by Faith, Lewis’s conversion is explored as both “a rational quest for truth and a romantic quest for meaning.” This collection of essays commemorates Lewis’s conversion, but also celebrates, examines and discusses what conversion means to us as scholars, academicians, and most importantly, as human beings. It’s a kind of conversation about conversion. The conversation’s participants are individuals from a variety of backgrounds who themselves have been converted in the classic Christian sense. Surprised by Faith hopefully will challenge the reader to think more deeply, biblically and theologically about the transformation that takes place in each life that embraces Christ and moves from unbelief to belief. The essays look at the influence of conversion on perspectives as they relate to various disciplines, such as anthropology, poetry, psychology, education, philosophy and culture.

Surprised by Faith

... Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading . There are traps everywhere - '
Bibles laid open , millions of surprises , ' as Herbert says , ' fine nets and
strategems . ' God is , if I might say it , very unscrupulous . " C . S . Lewis ,
Surprised by Joy ...

Author: Donald A. Bierle

Publisher: Faith International Studies

ISBN: 9781883002336

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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As a college student, Don Bierle began a search for meaning and purpose. At first, he was convinced that science would provide the answers. But when science disappointed him, he began exploring world religions and was amazed by what he discovered about Christianity. Don Bierle used his training as a scientist to test the foundations for faith. For more than twenty years, Dr. Bierle has devoted himself to teaching these discoveries about faith, the Bible, and Christianity to others.

Surprised by God

1:16, RSV). Your Right to God's Promises 2 Peter 1:1-11 "What He. 1 Compare
H. H. Farmer, The Servant of the Word (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1942), pp.
89-109. 2 C. S. Lewis, Surprised by joy (New York: Harcourt, Brace and
Company, ...

Author: James William Cox

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805422351

Category: Baptists

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The Taste of the Pineapple

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Surprised by Joy 166 ; infest : The Problem of Pain 16 ; knave : Surprised by Joy
99 ; wolf ' s head : Reflections on the Psalms 59 ; forsooth : Surprised by Joy 161
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Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Popular Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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