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Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Jul 30, 2013 9:33 am
by jewel
I might eventually like to read this book by C.S.Lewis. Is anyone else interested?

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 10:46 am
by aileth
Were you hoping to do a reading group, jewel?

I've tried reading Regress twice now--twice! and never made it through. My brother (who has read it twice) says that it helps if you have an understanding of Lewis's life and some of the spiritual struggles he went through before coming to Christ. Regress is probably more allegorical than some of his other writings, but like in The Great Divorce, he humourously lampoons wrong thinking and leaves you with something to chew on.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2014 10:35 pm
by coracle
It is definitely worth reading - but you may find that you are like me, and are not sure about some of the philosophies the hero encounters on his definitely allegorical journey.
Having the internet handy will be useful - it wasn't an option when I first read Regress.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Jul 26, 2014 1:03 pm
by jewel
I've really enjoyed it. It's swell.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Jul 26, 2014 11:35 pm
by coracle
Jewel, have you studied some of the philosophies the hero meets on his allegorical journey? I'd like to hear which ones appealed to you, or were of interest.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Nov 01, 2014 1:01 pm
by Pattertwigs Pal
My mom just bought this book for me so I will definitely be reading it. Not sure when though. :P
aileth wrote:My brother (who has read it twice) says that it helps if you have an understanding of Lewis's life and some of the spiritual struggles he went through before coming to Christ.
Hm. Maybe I should read Surprised by Joy first. That might have background information in it that would help.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Dec 09, 2014 6:11 pm
by jewel
No I haven't Coracle. I will try to read it and get back to you.

Re: Pilgrim's Regress

PostPosted: Dec 11, 2014 3:20 am
by coracle
It's one of those books to take your time over really - although I suspect you could do it quickly by using google for each of the philosophies.