Issue 86 George MacDonald: Writer Who Inspired C.S. Lewis

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Did You Know?

Interesting and unusual facts about George MacDonald.

Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson

Imaginative Faith

Jennifer Trafton

Living History

First church of Norway, Da Vinci’s fingerprint, and the cradle of Scottish Christianity.

Compiled by Ted Olsen

A Pilgrim’s Tale: Journey to Jerusalem

The Jerusalem pilgrimage of Lethbald.

Steven Gertz

The Power of Books

For the Victorians, reading could be the doorway to doubt&emdash;or to faith.

Timothy Larsen

Life and Religion Are One

George MacDonald embraced all experiences, both joys and hardships, as vehicles of grace—and inspired others to do the same.

Rolland Hein

A Faith That Feels

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth translated Romantic ideals into the language of Christian experience.

Stephen Prickett with Jennifer Trafton

Victorian Visionaries

George MacDonald’s friends worked to reform society, challenge the church, and inspire the imagination.

Stephen Prickett, Edwin Woodruff Tait, J. Philip Newell, and Rachel Johnson

Christian History Timeline: George MacDonald

Chronology of George MacDonald and related events.

the editors

A Born Preacher

George MacDonald’s sermons passed the Victorian tests of earnestness and practicality with flying colors.

Robert H. Ellison

Love at the Heart of the Universe

For George MacDonald, belief in God and obedience to God went hand in hand.

Kerry Dearborn

Sacred Story

With the pen as his pulpit, George MacDonald used fiction to show the relevance of scriptural truth to the problems of his age.

Kirsten Jeffrey Johnson

The Wise Imagination

George MacDonald’s legacy is his reminder that we are creative beings because we are made in the image of a Creator.

Trevor Hart

George MacDonald and Victorian Christianity

More resources for study of George MacDonald.

Jennifer Trafton

Unchained Faith

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and John Bunyan.

Collin Hansen

The Humiliation Of King Henry

The stakes of the Investiture Controversy, were too high for peace between Emperor and Church.

Elesha Coffman

Luther: The Daily Gift of New Life

Luther called us to be born again daily.

Martin E. Marty
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