Surprised by Laughter Revised and Updated by Terry Lindvall
The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

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For C. S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis's approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.


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Terry Lindvall is C. S. Lewis Chair of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. Previously he taught at Duke University's Divinity School and was the Walter Mason Fellow of Religious Studies at The College of William and Mary. He is the former president of Regent University, where he was professor of film and communication and the arts and held the Distinguished Chair of Visual Communication. He is the author of The Mother of All Laughter: Sarah and the Genesis of Comedy and The Silents of God: Selected Issues and Documents in Silent American Film and Religion, 1908-1926, among other works.
Published January 16, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 497 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Lewis didn’t have a sister — just one brother, Warren Lewis (Warnie.) He did have a “foster sister” Maureen Moore — and that’s another interesting story!

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