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AVVENIRE – 16 luglio 2010

Il grande ritorno dei classici cristiani

È un’estate molto particolare quella di quest’anno, perché, tra i libri da mettere in valigia, c’è da segnalare un ritorno importante e significativo, quello degli scrittori cristiani, che nell’ultimo decennio sono stati via via ignorati dai grandi gruppi editoriali, nonostante i loro libri abbiano rappresentato tappe fondamentali per la costruzione di un catalogo prestigioso, dimenticati dal dibattito critico, ma non dai lettori, che hanno però sempre amato i loro libri e hanno fatto diventare, ad esempio, Le cronache di Narnia di C.S. Lewis un long-seller di grande attualità.

Ora ritrovano un loro spazio, in tante iniziative editoriali, che fanno presupporre non certo un interesse estemporaneo, ma la volontà di riportare in vita i “classici” della letteratura di ispirazione cristiana. Ed è una riscoperta che trova in G.K. Chesterton, (altro…)

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C.S. Lewis: It must be understood that my conversion at that point was only to theism pure and simple. I knew nothing yet about the incarnation. The God to whom I surrendered was sheerly non-human….

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lamppost

“I was waiting for you,” said Gregory. “Might I have a moment’s conversation?”

“Certainly. About what?” asked Syme in a sort of weak wonder.

Gregory struck out with his stick at the lamp-post, and then at the tree. “About this and this,” he cried; “about order and anarchy. There is your precious order, that lean, iron lamp, ugly and barren; and there is anarchy, rich, living, reproducing itself–there is anarchy, splendid in green and gold.”

“All the same,” replied Syme patiently, “just at present you only see the tree by the light of the lamp. I wonder when you would ever see the lamp by the light of the tree.”

Title: The Man Who Was Thursday – A Nightmare

Author: G. K. Chesterton

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…What is a lamp-post doing in a forest in Narnia?
This lamp-post leads Lucy (and later the rest of the children) into Narnia, where they meet Aslan face-to-face and find within themselves the nobility, faith, and bravery to accomplish great things and become kings and queens. As you reflect on your life of faith, what (or who) has been a lamp-post for you, leading you to Christ and helping you to find strength within?

http://www.narniaoutreach.com/NarniaGuideAdult.pdf

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atheistIncredibile blog (clicca sull’immagine) quello di Ray Comfort, pastore evangelico neozelandese, volto a confutare le ragioni dell’ateismo. Blog il cui successo è determinato dall’affollarsi di domande da parte di atei, che alimentano la dialettica vivacissima. Il tutto sotto l’intestazione che riporta il faccione sorridente di Comfort e frasi di Newton, Einstein e Hawking spiazzanti rispetto ai dogmi degli ateo-scienziati alla Odifreddi.

L’esperienza è riassunta in questo libro, il cui titolo è traducibile con “Puoi portare un ateo alle prove, ma non puoi costringerlo a pensare” – ovviamente parafrasi del proverbio che in italiano suona come portare l’asino alla fonte ma non poterlo costringere a bere. (altro…)

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Trovat0 in Christian Todayle-cronache-di-narnia-il-principe-caspian-poster-italia_mid

Prince Caspian: Points for Reflection

1) Kingship and authority
The film contains a number of different types of kings. Four in particular highlight different views of kingship. Miraz has falsely taken the throne and selfishly seeks to control the world for his own benefit; Aslan is the true king (whether or not anyone recognises it), and he wants everyone to live in justice and peace; Peter has forgotten
how to be a good king and has lessons to re-learn; Caspian wants to bring justice and peace, but realises that he is not ready to rule – a fact which, according to Aslan, shows that he is.
Caspian: “I don’t think I’m ready”
Aslan: “It’s for that very reason I know you are” (altro…)

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Saluti da Narnia

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Proprio quando le decisioni si fanno più difficili (bioetica, finanza, …) , quando la gente ha bisogno di sperare la politica inglese (solo quella?) ha una fifa blu di parlare di religione.

A report published by the Church of England earlier this year accused the Government of “deep religious illiteracy” and of having “no convincing moral direction”

Earlier this year, Nicholas Sarkozy …. called for a “blossoming” of religions. “A man who believes is a man who hopes,” he said. It is ironic that politicians in this country have abandoned belief – at the very moment that the people need hope.

From The Times – October 21, 2008

There’s a God-shaped hole in Westminster

Today’s politicians – whose favourite summer reading was The God Delusion – have never been more fearful of faith
Rachel Sylvester

The Archbishop of Canterbury likes to say that religion is getting increasingly political just as politicians become ever more interested in subjects that have traditionally been the domain of religion. For once, he has never been more right. (altro…)

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