• The Medieval Mind of C.S. Lewis

  • How Great Books Shaped a Great Mind
  • By: Jason M Baxter
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

C. S. Lewis had one of the great minds of the 20th century. Many know Lewis as an author of fiction and fantasy literature, including the Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy. Others know him for his books in apologetics, including Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain. But few know him for his scholarly work as a professor of medieval and Renaissance literature. What shaped the mind of this great thinker? Jason Baxter argues that Lewis was deeply formed not only by the words of Scripture and his love of ancient mythology, but also by medieval literature. For this undeniably modern Christian, authors like Dante and Boethius provided a worldview that was relevant to the challenges of the contemporary world. Here, listeners will encounter an unknown figure to guide them in their own journey: C. S. Lewis the medievalist. 

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Excellent

An excellent recording of a fascinating analysis of CS Lewis and his literary influences. Dr. Baxter writes in a fluid and engaging style which is augmented my Vance's sonorous reading.

Any fan of Lewis will find this recording a must-have addition to their collection.


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Fantastic

This exploration of “C.S. Lewis the medievalist” is so brilliantly done. It’s primarily it’s the tour through Lewis’s favorite literature and the demonstration that medieval cosmology and poetry was constantly in the mind and writings of Lewis that you learn just how much a “dinosaur” (in the best possible way) he was.

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Loved it.

Loved Narnia. Love Lewis. Loved this book. Insightful. Deep. Listening again very soon. Narrator was great.