ENGB35H3 Lecture Notes - Puritans, Totalitarianism, Eucatastrophe

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Presents a challenge to institutional religion and to the formal text of the. Lewis is not interested in the church as an institution. A sore of pre-baptism of the imagination *that would+ make it easier for children to accept christianity when they met it later in life (lewis) Point is that religion is very dull, lewis"s point. A key element of the power of story, which is to soften, us up when were older, Imagination, fantasy; romantic christianity (power of imagination) is the ending of the story. Tolkien on eucatastrophe (sudden happy ending, which follows from. Dyscatastrophe): when the sudden turn" comes we et a piercing glimpse of joy, and heart"s desire, that for a moment passes outside the frame and lets a gleam come through . Ww2; professor"s house in the heart of the country, ten miles from the nearest railway station and two miles from the nearest post office . Romantic conversion narrative instead of puritan conversion narrative.

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