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George MacDonald: His Life and Works: A Short Biography

George MacDonald: His Life and Works: A Short Biography

Written by Rolland Hein

Narrated by Kate Reading


George MacDonald: His Life and Works: A Short Biography

Written by Rolland Hein

Narrated by Kate Reading

ratings:
4/5 (2 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Jul 1, 2005
ISBN:
9781596440982
Format:
Audiobook

Description

George MacDonald's stories and sermons have been like a magic pool of rejuvenating waters. Those who wash themselves in his prose cleanse their imaginations. For many, this begins a process of new faith or deeper appreciation of Christ. That was the path the beloved Christian author C. S. Lewis took when, to use Lewis's own words, MacDonald "baptized" his imagination. Lewis went on to say that he never wrote a book that was not influenced by MacDonald. Others too were profoundly moved by MacDonald. The discerning reader will find his mark in the works of G. K. Chesterton and J. R. R. Tolkien, among others.

In this short introduction to the life and works of MacDonald written exclusively for Hovel Audio, renowned scholar Rolland Hein is your guide through MacDonald's Fairyland. You will explore the symbols, motifs, and themes that run through MacDonald's stories, such as The Wise Woman, The Golden Key, and The Princess and the Goblin. Moreover, Hein introduces you to MacDonald's ability to take his imagination into the pulpit, where he preached many powerfully moving sermons. You are sure to experience a renewed sense of respect for one of Christianity's best story tellers.

Released:
Jul 1, 2005
ISBN:
9781596440982
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

Rolland Hein, professor emeritus from Wheaton College, also graduated from Wheaton in 1954. Having recieved a BD degree from Grace Theological Seminary and a PhD from Purdue University, he taught English at Bethel College, St. Paul, until 1970. His writings include George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker and Christian Mythmakers. He currently conducts a class in myth at the Wade Center on Saturday mornings. He and his wife, Dorothy, live near St. Charles, Illinois.

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    A thought provoking look into the works and life of the neglected George Macdonald. He really is a genius in how he portrays human condition through myths and fairytales.