Thursday, July 25, 2002

Recently re-read C.S. Lewis' "Perelandra", the middle novel in his sci-fi trilogy, and my personal favourite.There are lots of interesting scenes and statements in it about innocence and the theology of the Fall, commandment and obedience and duty, pleasure and joy, philosophy, etc. One of my favourite topics in this (and the entire trilogy) is the cosmic view of God that Lewis expresses. He dethrones humanity from any notion of supremacy or uniqueness, while he simultaneously affirms so powerfully that the Incarnation in human form rippled throughout the universe, with terrible, radical, awe-ful results. What a pleasure! Why did I wait so long to re-read it??

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