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Apologetics of Joy A Case for the Existence of God from C. S. Lewis's Argument from Desire

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ISBN-10: 1620323737

ISBN-13: 9781620323731

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joe Puckett, Mark Linville, Joe Puckett

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Among all the arguments for the existence of God there may be none more personal and intimate than C. S. Lewis's Argument from Desire. This book attempts to explain what the Argument from Desire is and why we believe that the argument is an inductively strong one. In the spirit of C. S. Lewis, Augustine, and Pascal, this book invites both the head and the heart of the reader to consider the case for God's existence. While many arguments look out to the external world for evidence of God's existence, this book calls the reader to look inward to the human heart. While learning from classical thinkers (particularly C. S. Lewis) the Argument from Desire will bring both intuition and experience…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Joe Puckett Jr. (MLitt, Faulkner University) is pulpit minister for the 16th Avenue Church of Christ in Sterling, Illinois. He is currently working toward his PhD in Humanities from Salve Regina University in the area of the philosophy of mind.

C. S. Lewis and the Argument from Desire
The Argument as Presented in Selected Works of C. S. Lewis
Defining "Joy" as Sehnsucht
Plantinga and Lewis: Balancing the Mystical and the Natural in Sehnsucht
A Word on the Different Forms that the Argument Can Take
Examining Beversluis's Objections to the Argument
Does Lewis "Beg the Question"?
Does the Quality of Sehnsucht Lack Innateness?
If "Joy" Is So Natural and Desirable Then Why Did Lewis Run Away from It?
Does the Concept of Sehnsucht Contradict the Bible?
Why Do Some People Never Experience what C. S. Lewis Calls "Joy"?
Haunted by Desire
Echoes and Evidences of the Second Premise
Imagination and the Heart's Deep Need for a Happy Ending
In the Defense of Beauty
Lewis, Leisure, and Sehnsucht
Concerning the Conclusion of the Argument from Desire
The Evolutionary Objection
Is there a Human Gene for Sehnsucht?
Appendix: The End of Human Desire
Subject/Name Index