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C. S. Lewis and His CircleEssays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society$
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Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190214340

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.001.0001

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Sacramentalism in C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams

Sacramentalism in C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams

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(p.53) 4 Sacramentalism in C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams
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C. S. Lewis and His Circle
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Kallistos Ware

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0004

C. S. Lewis and Charles Williams were (perhaps in different degrees) sensitive to the beauty of the natural world, though what mattered to them was not merely the external aesthetic appearance of nature. Rather, what mattered was that the world of nature has sacramental value: Nature mediates between humans and God; the world is a sacrament of the divine presence. This chapter compares and contrasts the two writers’ visions of the sacramentality of nature and of human existence.

Keywords:   C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, sacramentality, nature

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