Truth Fantasy and Paradox eBook á Truth Fantasy Epub

Truth Fantasy and Paradox eBook á Truth Fantasy Epub

Truth Fantasy and Paradox [Reading] ➷ Truth Fantasy and Paradox By Jennifer Overkamp – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk If you believe in Truth why make up lies For my three thinkers the answer is much richer and exciting than just that the pleasures of fiction are necessary for readers to swallow the pill of morality If you believe in Truth why make up lies For my three thinkers the answer is much richer and exciting than just that the pleasures of fiction are necessary for readers to swallow the pill of morality In this project I examine the defenses of fairy tales written by George MacDonald G K Chesterton and C S Lewis within the context of the long standing debate among Christians about the moral value of fiction and fantasy Starting with Tertullian Jerome and Augustine and concluding with the modern debate over magic in Truth Fantasy Epub / children’s literature I discuss the seven typical attacks on fiction and the seven often used defenses of it While each of these writers offers ideas which go beyond the typical arguments by which Christians have historically defended fiction the one thing they have in common is that they champion the paradoxical idea that in imagining the untrue writers offer uniue access to truth This idea is a significant contribution to the on going Christian debate over fiction I examine how these authors’ ideas about fantasy fiction form a paradigm that considers the relationship of truth and fiction and that can be used as a kind of literary criticism Having determined the authors’ ideas about what fairy tales are supposed to do and how they should be read I then turn to the fairy tales written by the authors themselves I consider George MacDonald’s Adela Cathcart in light of the author’s theories about the spiritually healing aspects of fantasy G K Chesterton’s obsession with fairy tales is examined next particularly how he claimed the fairy tale motif as a source and summit of much of his philosophy The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis are examined in light of Lewis’s ideas about fairy tale pleasures and violence as well as his standards for literary criticism as outlined in An Experiment in Criticism which place a high value on form and structure This project was named a Dissertation of Note by the journal Children's Literature in Even impressive it can be understood by non academics.


1 thoughts on “Truth Fantasy and Paradox

  1. Ben Nash Ben Nash says:

    Eyes Open to a Magical World of WonderThis was a delightful read I randomly came across this and I'm so glad I did Jennifer gives a great defense of fairy tales through the works of George MacDonald GK Chesterton and CS Lewis This book has so many great uotes in which I keep coming back toI want to believe these 3 men saw this world as a fairy tale A fairy tale is summed up as an ordinary person in an extraordinary world I think they'd say that we live in a magical fantasy world created by an all together beautiful Creator God If you don't agree read this book by Jennifer and consider these 3 men's writingsThese men see the world in such a different way than I guess most people do GK Chesteron said let us be ocular athletes Are eyes are so often so blind that we are prone to see mainly ordinary dull and monotonous things yet there call is to become like a child filled with wonder at this beautiful world especially in common things Let this book help change that so that you might see a world full of wonder and beautyIf you enjoy fairy tales fiction fantasy mythology and want to know how they play in God's story read thisThank you Jennifer for writing this and making this available


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