George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, 10 nov. 2014 - 480 pagina's
C. S. Lewis once remarked that his debt to George MacDonald's writings was "almost as great as one man can owe to another . . . I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself." Born in Scotland in 1824, MacDonald was educated at King's College in Aberdeen and Highbury Seminary in London. As a Christian minister, he indulged early his fondness--and skill--in the writing of poetry, then fantasy and fiction, as well as sermons.
Quickly becoming known for his literary skills, he became a popular writer and lecturer, counting among his friends and fans Lady Byron, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Mark Twain, John Ruskin, Matthew Arnold, and Lewis Carroll (who only published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the urging of the MacDonald family). At the time of his death in 1905, he left behind a large volume of work that has had a profound influence on many writers, including G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Madeleine L'Engle, and Frederick Buechner.
This seminal biography is based upon a careful researching of thousands of letters written to and by MacDonald as well as personal papers and documents collected in museums and libraries in America and Europe. A noted MacDonald scholar, Rolland Hein spent over a decade reading and researching these documents with a view to exploring those aspects of the life and experiences of this great author and saint that have so profoundly influenced many of the seminal authors of the twentieth century.
 

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Inhoudsopgave

In a Green Field I
1
The Borders of Fairyland
14
A Glorious Light
25
An Affectionate Cousin
34
Certainly Not Highbury
43
Too Quiet to Please
57
Warstling On
62
Necessary to Each Other
73
Becoming Fond of America
236
A Different Class of People
245
The West at Last
258
Sweeping the Floors in the Temple of Life
265
A Most Enchanting Situation
275
Taking His Yoke
284
The Hill of Difficulty
293
Let Us Go On
302

Trouble
79
Finding Something More
91
For the Truths Sake
97
A Summer of Stark Contrasts
109
Yestereve Death Came II 5
115
The Obliged Person
122
The Hues of Dreamland
130
Wish I Could
142
Doing It Better
158
Gods Steeples
167
Broken Sabbaths
178
A Goodly Heritage
189
Anxiety to Entertain
201
As If an Awful Destruction Were Most Likely
213
Ask Me Anything You Like
224
Learning Slowly and Stubbornly
312
Because God Does Not Forget
326
Easy to Please Hard to Satisfy
335
And Yet Again
344
Utter Honesty
355
Themes Old and New
367
The Keenest Loss
373
OutIssues of the Soul
384
Trials Yet Await Thee
391
After a Hundred Years
401
Endnotes
407
Bibliography
438
Index
443
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2014)

Rolland Hein, a professor emeritus from Wheaton College, also graduated from Wheaton in 1954. Having recieved a BD from Grace Theological Seminary and a PhD from Purdue University, he taught English at Bethel College, St. Paul, until 1970. His writings include The Harmony Within and Christian Mythmakers. He and his wife Dorothy live near St. Charles, IL.

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