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C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Sanford Schwartz


This study of C. S. Lewis’s popular Space Trilogy—Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), and That Hideous Strength (1945)—departs from the prevailing emphasis upon Lewis’s affection for the “Medieval Model” of the universe and situates Lewis’s work in the context of modern intellectual, cultural, and political history. It demonstrates that Lewis did not simply dismiss the modern “Developmental Model,” as is often assumed, but discriminated carefully among different kinds of evolutionary theory and the manner in which they influenced modern thinking about human nature, social pract ... More

Keywords: Space Trilogy, Dark Tower, Developmental Model, evolution, Medieval Model, science and religion, scientific romances, transfiguration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374728
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.001.0001


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Sanford Schwartz, author
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