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Miracles (Compact Disc)
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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 was born in 1898. Known as "Jack" by his friends, Lewis and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of a writer's club, The Inklings, who would meet at the local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis's fascination with fairytales, myths, and ancient legends coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood led him to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books in the immensely popular Chronicles of Narnia followed, and the final title, The Last Battle, received the Carnegie Award, one of the highest marks of excellence in children's literature.
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 is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(r) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.