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Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the . The writer is often a skilled writer and can be both entertaining and insightful. And the book is good as an intro. But don't just read Markos, read .

Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. Tolkien, and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU’s Honors College.

Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. Lewis: A Student’s Guide. On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis. Markos has had his modern adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigenia in Tauris performed off-Broadway in the Fall of 2011 and adaptations of Euripides’ Helen and Sophocles’ Oedipus were performed in 2012. He is also the co-author of a script on C. Tolkien, "The Lion Awakes".

The good guys and the bad guys. Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. 59. The nature of good and evil.

Restoring Beauty: the Good, the True and the Beautiful in the Writings of . Lewis, by Louis Markos. Critical acclaim and popular interest has always accompanied the works of . Lewis and his good friend, . Tolkien, even from their first publications in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Good news - You can still get free 2-day shipping, free pickup, & more. Try another ZIP code. Louis Markos analyzes C. Lewis's eleven novels and many nonfiction works showing how the twin concepts of beauty and truth continually led Lewis back to God. More and more in our modern and postmodern culture the twin concepts of beauty and truth have been separated both from each other and from their individual connection to the divine source of Beauty and Truth.

Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan

Louis Markos holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU’s Honors College , and.

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Restoring Beauty : The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis prophetic voice for todays issues More and more in our modern and postmodern culture the twin concepts of beauty and truth have been separated both from each other and from their individual connection to the divine source of Beauty and Truth. Even as our public schools move further and further away from their connection to the universal moral code, the world of art (both "high" and "low") embraces an aesthetic that privileges ugliness over beauty, nihilism over form, and radical self-expression over the pursuit of higher truth. As both an effective apologist for truth-based education and as a sub-creator of his own beauty-enhancing fiction, Lewis is the ideal guide for those who would seek to restore truth and beauty to their proper place and role in our modern world. Sections one and two analyze Lewiss eleven novels, showing how Lewis counters the growing cult of the ugly and helps restore a clearer understanding of the nature of good and evil. Sections three and four turn to Lewiss non-fiction works to assess what advice Lewis can give educators at all levels who would steer their students away from chronological snobbery and values-free education toward a true re-engagement with the past. The book concludes with a commentary on Screwtapes Letters that exposes what Satans main temptation tactics have been since the 1960s and a detailed bibliographical essay of books by and about Lewis.

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Grinin
Nicholas of Cusa tells us that we have it exactly backwards today when it comes to learning the Truth. We seem to think that we consume truths and they become a part of us, but it is the contrary, the Truth consumes us and we become a part of the Truth.

Professor Markos in Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis encourages us convincingly that Nicholos of Cusa was right and that to discover this truth is a matter of putting things in their proper order. To do this we need guides like Professor Markos to lead us to the truths that C.S. Lewis explicates in his wonderful writings.

Teachers and parents alike will find this book of immense value if we can stand the shock of hearing truths that contradict the spirit of our age. We are all on a journey of discovering the Truth by which we are to be consumed if we are to be transformed into the humans we were meant to be. If for nothing else but to better instruct our children, we can trust that Professor Markos will light a fire in our hearts and the desire to read and reread C. S. Lewis' works will grow with our understanding. Don't pass up the chance to learn from these great teachers. Let Professor Markos take you on a journey to a deeper understanding of C.S. Lewis' works that are clearly an antidote to the ills of modern society.

Of particular note in our quest for the Good, True and Beautiful, professor Markos begins with Lewis' space trilogy, moves through the Chronicles of Narnia and then takes us through Lewis' brilliant and much overlooked works that illuminate the true nature of education and very properly illustrates that we have made an idol of knowledge and in most cases missed the mark in our efforts to become educated.

As a final treat, the second to last essay, Screwtape's Millennial Toast- Professor Markos extends the account of Screwtape in an engaging and profound way. Screwtape is very pleased with their progress at the dawn of this new millennium. I highly recommend this book as an edifying and very enjoyable field trip through the mind of C.S. Lewis, and I can assure there are valuable treasures to be discovered through this wonderful book.
Xal
I heard Professor Markos speak at a convention so I had to read his book. Don't plan a quick read; enter with the expectation of learning something about C.S. Lewis and yourself. I especially recommend this book to fellow educators, but anyone examining Christian values will want to read this book.
Zainian
This work is interesting in many ways as Markos' works tend to be. The problem is that he falls into the common flaw of apologists in overplaying their argument. In many ways it is another display of the stereotyped "the worlds all going to hell in a handbasket" cliche. The main thing wrong with that argument is not that it is not true, it is that the world was always doing that. As a historian I know perfectly well that saying the modern world is infernal and the past world was great is as absurd as the reverse. Some of his specific points are well taken(Puritan society does need a rehabilitation; the word should not be a synonym for "prude" and those who read Fischer's Albion's Seed will be surprised how much they have given us).

The specific point, that there should be taught a definite idea of beauty neglects a problem; that it is far easier to tell what is moral then what is beautiful. While there may indeed be some sort of Platonic form of absolute beauty the fact is that while most cultures and individuals standards of morality have some degree of similarity, the same cannot be said of beauty. For instance I find Japanese armor distinctly ugly but Japanese swords extremely beautiful while Japanese smiths would presumably believe different. But I can understand the things both are supposed to represent, such as valor and loyalty and if the Japanese take on it is sometimes bizarre to my eyes it is not incomprehensible. But the author not only says that we are to desire to find beauty but several times says blatantly that THIS is beautiful and THAT is ugly.

Then too the the writer has an unfortunate hero-worship. Yes C.S. Lewis was a great scholar, writer, and philosopher. No he definitely would not want you to hold to his opinion just because he said to. On several occasions he was wrong or only partially right, or just misread by his admirers-like anyone else like him. But Markos sometimes seems to give what amounts to a prophetic status to Lewis. That is pretty clearly not the intention. But it sometimes seems to be the result.

That said, the book is worth reading. The writer is often a skilled writer and can be both entertaining and insightful. And the book is good as an intro. But don't just read Markos, read C.S. Lewis. And don't just read him but read other writers. C.S. Lewis was great. But one of the reasons he was great was that he knew he was just a man. These are points the author would agree with. But the fact is that he clumsily overstated himself. Arguments that claim more then they should discredit even the truth that is in them.
Scoreboard Bleeding
I have not had time to read this book as yet; however, every thing I have read by this author is great. He spends much time in research and what is amazing, if you have a question or a comment, he will take the time to respond.
Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis download epub
Humanities
Author: Louis Markos
ISBN: 1606570986
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Biblica Publishing (October 10, 2010)
Pages: 223 pages