Miracles (Compact Disc)

By C. S. Lewis, Robert Whitfield (Read by), Simon Vance (Read by)
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Do miracles really happen? Can we know if the supernatural world exists?

"The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares the way for this, or results from this." This is the key statement of Miracles, in which C. S. Lewis shows that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in His creation.

Using his characteristic lucidity and wit to develop his argument, Lewis challenges the rationalists, agnostics, and deists on their own grounds. He makes an impressive case for the irrationality of their assumptions by positing: "Those who assume that miracles cannot happen are merely wasting their time by looking into the texts. We know in advance what results they will find for they have begun by begging the question.

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 mas importantes del siglo veinte y podria decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mas 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 desempeno hasta que se jubilo. Sus contribuciones a la critica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantastica y teologia popular le trajeron fama y aclamacion a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribio mas de treinta libros, lo cual le permitio alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aun atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada ano. Sus mas distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Cronicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.



Robert Whitfield, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and an honors graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, practiced as a corporate lawyer with the Wall Street firm of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy before entering the field of investment banking with Schroders Ltd., a leading merchant bank located in London. He subsequently served as Vice President of Schroder Capital Corporation in New York and General Counsel of First Pennsylvania Corporation, a major American bank holding company located in Philadelphia. In 1981 he organized Robert Whitfield Associates Incorporated, a management consulting firm in the field of professional service organizations, now located in Chicago. Robert Whitfield has also been a serious fine arts photographer for many years and is currently preparing to publish books of his photography of the architecture of Chicago and the ruins of Windsor Plantation, his family's antebellum home in Port Gibson, Mississippi, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Simon Vance, a former BBC Radio presenter and newsreader, is a full-time actor who has appeared on both stage and television. He has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned five coveted Audie Awards, and he has won over twenty Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which has named him a Golden Voice.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780786198184
ISBN-10: 0786198184
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: November 30th, 2000
Language: English