Kirjailija: Jason Lepojärvi
Painovuosi: 2015
Kirjan tiedot: pehmeäkantinen, 163 sivua
ISBN: 978-951-51-1407-5

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God is love, but love is not God: Studies on C. S. Lewis’s theology of love

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) oli 1900-luvun vaikutusvaltaisimpia kristillisiä ajattelijoita. Tänäkin päivänä hän on ajankohtainen ja laajalti luettu kirjailija. Kasvavasta kiinnostuksesta huolimatta Lewis-tutkimuksella on vielä paljon kartoitettavaa. Jason Lepojärven väitöskirja käsittelee Lewisin ymmärrystä rakkaudesta. Se paljastaa mm. Lewisin rakkaus-käsityksen keskeisen piirteen: rakkauden monimerkityksisyyden. Rakkautta ei tule halventaa, mutta se ei myöskään ole erehtymätön moraalikompassi. Jumala on rakkaus, mutta rakkaus ei ole Jumala.

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Abstract in English

C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the twentieth century, with continuing relevance into the twenty-first. Despite growing interest in Lewis, many fields of inquiry remain largely unmapped in Lewis scholarship today. Dr Jason Lepojärvi’s study extends critical understanding of Lewis’s contribution to the theology of love. A perennial feature in Lewis’s understanding of love is the ambiguity of love. Love is not something pejorative, but neither is it an infallible moral compass. God is love, but love is not God.

This dissertation consists of an introduction together with four academic articles.

“Dr. Lepojärvi’s research into C.S. Lewis is ground-breaking, thorough-going, and much-needed. Too many studies of this influential writer and thinker have lacked academic rigour and critical distance, but Jason’s approach is searching, analytical, and discriminating in the best sense. He has just the right balance in his manner: dispassionately assessing the material on the one hand while sensitively remembering the complex humanity (of Lewis, of himself, of his students) on the other hand. Too few scholars achieve this balance, but Jason is one of its most admirable exemplars that I have ever encountered in this respect – either in the field of Lewis studies or, for that matter, in the field of literary-theological study generally. I have lectured on C. S. Lewis and related matters all round the world, and I am in constant contact with scholars of his work from every corner of the globe. In my opinion, Jason is without doubt one of the most able and promising figures currently operating in this area of research. I heartily commend his work to you.”
Dr. Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics, Houston Baptist University (www.michaelward.net), editor of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (2010)

“Given his extensive knowledge of Lewis and his though, Dr. Jason Lepojärvi is one of the leading interpreters of Lewis in his generation.”
Prof. Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion, Princeton University

“Dr. Lepojärvi’s work on the theology of love broke new ground in studies related to C. S. Lewis, setting a high standard for others to follow. He possesses that rare talent among theologians of communicating in ways which non-specialists will not find boring. Surely he is one of the rising stars of his generation.”
Dr. Bruce R. Johnson, General Editor, Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, and pastor, Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, Arizona, USA

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