The Pilgrim's Regress

The Pilgrim's Regress

by C. S. Lewis

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Overview

The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis's own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing; a mysterious, sweet desire. John's pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis as well as the Valley of Humiliation.

Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Lewis's allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say simply and through fantasy what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062349309
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 80,691
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England

Education:

Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

Table of Contents

BOOK ONE: THE DATA

  1. The Rules
  2. The Island
  3. The Eastern Mountains
  4. Leah for Rachel
  5. Ichabod
  6. Quem Quaeritis in Sepulchro? Non est Hic

BOOK TWO: THRILL

  1. Dixit Insipiens
  2. The Hill
  3. A Little Southward
  4. Soft Going
  5. Leah for Rachel
  6. Ichabod
  7. Non est Hic
  8. Great Promises

BOOK THREE: THROUGH DARKEST ZEITGEISTHEIM

  1. Eschropolis
  2. A South Wind
  3. Freedom of Thought
  4. The Man Behind the Gun
  5. Under Arrest
  6. Poisoning the Wells
  7. Facing the Facts
  8. Parrot Disease
  9. The Giant Slayer

BOOK FOUR: BACK TO THE ROAD

  1. Let Grill be Grill
  2. Archtype and Ectype
  3. Esse is Percipi
  4. Escape

BOOK FIVE: THE GRAND CANYON

  1. The Grand Canyon
  2. Mother Kirk’s Story
  3. The Self-Sufficiency of Vertue
  4. Mr. Sensible
  5. Table Talk
  6. Drudge
  7. The Gaucherie of Vertue

BOOK SIX: NORTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. First Steps to the North
  2. Three Pale Men
  3. Neo-Angular
  4. Humanist
  5. Food from the North
  6. Furthest North
  7. Fools’ Paradise

BOOK SEVEN: SOUTHWARD ALONG THE CANYON

  1. Vertue is Sick
  2. John Leading
  3. The Main Road Again
  4. Going South
  5. Tea on the Lawn
  6. The House of Wisdom
  7. Across the Canyon by Moonlight
  8. This Side by Sunlight
  9. Wisdom-Exoteric
  10. Wisdom-Esoteric
  11. Mum’s the Word
  12. More Wisdom

BOOK EIGHT: AT BAY

  1. Two Kinds of Monist
  2. John Led
  3. John Forgets Himself
  4. John Finds his Voice
  5. Food at a Cost
  6. Caught
  7. The Hermit
  8. History’s Words
  9. Matter of Fact
  10. Archtype and Ectype

BOOK NINE: ACROSS THE CANYON

  1. Across the Canyon by the Inner Light
  2. This Side by Lightning
  3. This Side by Darkness
  4. Securus Te Projice
  5. Across the Canyon
  6. Nella sua Voluntade

BOOK TEN: THE REGRESS

  1. The Same yet Different
  2. The Synthetic Man
  3. Limbo
  4. The Black Hole
  5. Superbia
  6. Ignorantia
  7. Luxuria
  8. The Northern Dragon
  9. The Southern Dragon
  10. The Brook

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The Pilgrim's Regress 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lewis us genuis all his works are full of meaning truth and love His works have changed my life and lead me to a strong walk near the father RIP Clive Staples Lewis GODS NOT DEAD HES SURLEY ALIVE!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all this book was a good read