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KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms]


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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] Glorious but awful in parts Finished it again in 2016 and it is still the same Lewis has an uncanny ability to edify me and appall me simultaneously

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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] Lewis is often unfairly placed at the helm of Christian apologetics In fact if you hear two intelligent people debating the merits of Christianity it will probably be only a matter of seconds before one of them is refrencing Lewis Lewis apologetic works Mere Christianity Miracles are attempts to rationalize his beliefs to himself and to any who will listen they are not the authority on Christian theology and sc

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    summary Reflections on the Psalms KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó C.S. Lewis Some of my favorite things about this wonderful little book by my favorite author1 Right away he takes on the difficult hard to stomach psalms the ones about such things as dashing the Babylonian babies against

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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] CS Lewis begins this work by comparing it to two school boys studying together because they understand the same sort of uestions that have long since ceased to puzzle and in fact become incomprehensible to their schoolmaster The analogy works beautifully for this book I particularly enjoyed his analysis of how the Christian should approach portions of the Psalms where the psalmist proclaims his innocence and

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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] An English Professor's Thoughts on the Psalms20 February 2014 I would have to say that the thing that I appreciated the most about th

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    summary Reflections on the Psalms KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó C.S. Lewis Not my favorite Lewis book I am on a uest to read everything he wrote and this has been on my shelf for many years My son read it years ago as a young teen and did not like it at all Now I understand why It still has all the lovely Lewis conversations but some of his reasoning on the Psalms seem to take away the mystery if that were possible The Psalms are my favorite book of the Bible and though Lewis is my favorite au

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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] 5% Done UPDATEI'm 5% done with Reflections on the Psalms I never ever stopped to think before about the difference between judges in Old Testament times versus judges in our very modern times We expect impartialit

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    C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] “I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation”•“The Scotch catechism says that man’s chief end is ‘to glorify God and enjoy Him forever’ But we shall then know that these are the same thing Fully to enjoy is to glorify In commandi

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    KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read summary Reflections on the Psalms I love being in the mind of the great CS Lewis

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    summary Reflections on the Psalms KINDLE [Reflections on the Psalms] C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read Lewis the higher critic? Dare I say the heretic?? I kept hoping I would find one chapter in this book to embrace but the entire volume turned out to be reflections of a C S Lewis I had not anticipated To his credit Lewis introduces the book by stating that he is no scholar no Hebraist he also says no higher criti

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Reflections on the Psalms review ä 103 C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read summary Reflections on the Psalms Cteristic grace he guides readers through both the form and the meaning of these beloved passages in the Bible. I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment it is its appointed consummation The Scotch catechism says that man s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever But we shall then know that these are the same thing Fully to enjoy is to glorify In commanding us to glorify Him God is inviting us to enjoy Him Reflections on the Psalms was unlike any other CS Lewis book I ve read mostly because he rarely writes directly about Scripture But he brilliantly illuminated my own ualms and uneasiness about the raw ualities in the Psalms the desire for revenge the claims of innocence before God our cries of despair in suffering Because of Lewis background as a medievalist and professor of literature he approaches the Psalms ancient literature itself with a completely fresh perspective He stimulated my thoughts in new ways with deeper appreciation both for the authors of the Psalms and the God they praise Reading Reflections was a fulfillment of June s pick for thecslewisproject my own personal challenge to read 12 books from my Lewis collection I m so glad it s helping me tackle Lewis lesser known but eually rich books

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Reflections on the Psalms review ä 103 C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read summary Reflections on the Psalms Lewis writes here about the difficulties he has met or the joys he has gained in reading the Psalms He points. Some of my favorite things about this wonderful little book by my favorite author1 Right away he takes on the difficult hard to stomach psalms the ones about such things as dashing the Babylonian babies against the stones Hard stuff I m sure I would have avoided it 2 This uoteBut of course these conjectures as to why God does what He does are probably of no value than my dog s ideas of what I am up to when I sit and read3 And this uoteWhat we see when we think we are looking into the depths of Scripture may sometimes be only the reflection of our own silly faces4 Lewis discussion of Melchizedek who I think is the most mysterious figure in the Bible If you re not familiar with Melchizedek I urge you to read everything about him in the Bible It won t take long He s only mentioned in three places Genesis 14 Psalm 110 and Hebrews 7 If your curiosity is piued find a copy of Reflections on the Psalms and read Chapter 12 Second Meanings in the Psalms I think it will be time well spent

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Reflections on the Psalms review ä 103 C.S. Lewis Ó 3 read summary Reflections on the Psalms Out that the Psalms are poems intended to be sung not doctrinal treatises or sermons Proceeding with his chara. An English Professor s Thoughts on the Psalms20 February 2014 I would have to say that the thing that I appreciated the most about this book was that Lewis opened it by saying that he was not writing this book as a theologian since by his own admission he is not a theologian but rather that he is writing this book as a normal person and even in saying that he is suggesting that he is not the colossus of English literature that he actually is The second point is that in writing he actually writes in a very simple and easy to understand way indicating that he is in fact a master of the English language but then those of us who are familiar with his children s books already understand that This book is basically a collection of notes exploring a number of themes relating to the Psalms which are basically a collection of one hundred and fifty Hebrew songs that located in the Bible Lewis as I indicated and as he said is not exploring them as a theologian but rather as a Christian who happens to be a university lecturer and a professor of the English language This is what I really appreciate about Lewis Christian writings because he is not restrained in the way that theologians tend to be restrained and also due to the fact that he is a marvellous writer Reflections on the Psalms is a case in point While a number of the ideas that he explores are theological which is something you simply cannot escape from when you are writing a book about a section of the Bible he goes outside of the general area in which most theologians restrain themselves and that is pretty much the Bible and writings of theologians who have written on the Bible I would have said written before them but if you are writing a book and citing a source it is pretty clear that the source you are citing was written before you had written your work I have never heard of a scholar citing a source that was written after he or she was writing After reading this book I have come to understand why there is actually an underlying hatred of Lewis among some sections of the fundamentalist Christian circle and I have read some very scathing attacks against him almost as scathing as the attacks that the Pharisees levelled against Christ First of all he admits to believing in purgatory but as one Christian that I know said the only objection that he had against Catholicism is their worship of Mary and the saints Everything else he believes is compatible with the Evangelical church with which I agree Another thing that struck me was how Lewis considers a number of the pagan writers to be what some people call pre Christian Christians and among these writers he includes Plato Socrates and Virgil What is interesting is how Lewis does not necessarily see anything wrong with some of the pagan beliefs but rather he considers that the beliefs are distorted versions of the gospel which have been distorted due to humanity s innate rejection of God For instance he points to some of the instances of the death a resurrection of a Pagan hero Adonis though I tend to have a much longer list than he does He also points to the reign of Ankhenaten in Egypt which is suggestive of a significant tectonic shift in the theological views of the Pharoah one that his successors went to extreme lengths to scrub him and his ideas from the face of the Earth I won t go any further into this as I have and will continue to discuss my views on this elsewhere The final thing that I wish to discuss is the idea of cursing and judgement in the Psalms Now Lewis is uite right when he considers that the Jewish mind saw themselves as an aggrieved victim wanting justice from a civil court while the Christian mind sees themselves as the guilty perpetrator sitting in the dock being condemned for their crimes In some way this is the case but from what I have seen of many Christians today the attitude is shifting back towards that of the aggrieved plaintiff especially with the persecution complex that is coming out of the church However as I have said elsewhere and will say again the danger in taking on board the persecution complex is that one may actually forget that one is actually the guilty party sitting in the dock being tried for one s crimes Yet I can understand that frustrations of the aggrieved plaintiff yet in our democratic society we actually have freedom to make complaints and to take people to court If we are injured in a supermarket due to the supermarket s negligence we can take them to court and despite the rumours that they run every case to trial lawyers tend to be much circumspect and would prefer to settle out of court because it ends up to being cheaper in the long run Also working in a litigious environment one also comes to understand how people seem themselves as being the one who is wronged and are fighting for compensation and one even sees those who claim to be wronged when in reality they are the perpetrator yet are too blind to actually see it I can appreciate the frustration of those who seek justice yet wonder whether justice will ever be done All I have to do is to point to the near collapse of the world economy in 2008 and the fact that out of this only one person saw the other side of prison cell and that was Bernard Mardolf Not only were they not punished for their actions but they were rewarded with over a trillon dollars of tax payer money money that the US government did not have and money that has resulted in the government being so deep in debt that they are never going to be able to pay it back and in the end the people who suffer are not the wealthy whose bank accounts have been protected but the average person who is caught up in a web of lies because the education system acts to keep them caught up in that self delusion It is also the injustice of watching one politcal party heap scorn and ridicule on their opposition and the opposition doing little to nothing to either defend themselves or to even move around and counter attack their opponents and exposes their lies and propaganda That is what the psalmists are crying out for when they are crying out for justice

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  • Reflections on the Psalms
  • C.S. Lewis
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  • 28 June 2018
  • 9788361989394