George MacDonald: Divine Carelessness and Fairytale Levity (Making of the Christian Imagination) (Hardcover)

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The Scottish poet, author, and Christian minister George MacDonald is widely known as an inspiration for the works of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Lewis Carroll, among others. Nineteenth century photographs of MacDonald present a forbidding visage, embodying Victorian-era solemnity. Yet behind the facade, as Daniel Gabelman writes, lived a whimsical and fantastical muse. Indeed, MacDonald imbued theological weight through childlike lightheartedness. Gabelman ably reveals in MacDonald's writings a bridge between playfulness and seriousness in the modern imagination. George MacDonald delivers a balanced reading of its subject that ultimately lends a new theological and literary weight to whimsy.

About the Author


Daniel Gabelman is Teacher of English at Eastbourne College in East Sussex, United Kingdom.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781602587823
ISBN-10: 1602587825
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Making of the Christian Imagination