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dc.contributor.authorMcClinch, Christopher C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:06:22Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:06:22Z
dc.date.issued2004-07-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05292002-153921en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10111
dc.description.abstractThough he is generally known as one of the key voices in conservative Christianity, this thesis demonstrates that C. S. Lewis was in fact far more liberal in his view of salvation than many would expect. Lewis argued for a universalist interpretation of salvation, in which the death of Christ opened up the possibility of salvation for all of humanity, not merely those people who could be identified as Christians. Lewis did believe that people could and did choose Hell over Heaven, however, and still saw evangelism as the duty of every Christian. All of Lewis's writings are in a sense evangelistic, and all attempt to effect the conversion of the reader in the same manner in which Lewis himself was first drawn to Christianity: by baptizing the imagination in the hope that the reason will follow.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectC. S. Lewisen_US
dc.subjectuniversalismen_US
dc.subjectreligionen_US
dc.titleReason, Imagination, and Universalism in C. S. Lewisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRadcliffe, David Hillen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberColaianne, Anthony J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOehlschlaeger, Fritz H.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05292002-153921en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-05-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-09-10
dc.date.adate2004-09-10en_US


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