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Wesley A. Kort

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195143423

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195143426.001.0001

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Houses

Houses

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(p.53) 3 Houses
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C.S. Lewis Then and Now
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Wesley A. Kort (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195143426.003.0004

Houses are important as setting and metaphor in Lewis's fiction and theory. Houses join memories and aspirations. He understands a Christian's being in the world as like a child's exploratory and appreciative location in a large and complex house. He also viewed Christianity itself as a large, variegated, and accommodating house.

Keywords:   accommodation, aspirations, childhood, Christianity, future, houses, memories

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