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Owen Barfield, whom C.S.Lewis called the "wisest and best of my unofficial teachers," was a country solicitor, scholar of language and philosophy, anthroposophist, and writer of imaginative fiction. In this volume, Gareth Knight examines three major themes running through Barfield's works: The importance of the imagination; The evolution of human consciousness; How this evOwen Barfield, whom C.S.Lewis called the "wisest and best of my unofficial teachers," was a country solicitor, scholar of language and philosophy, anthroposophist, and writer of imaginative fiction. In this volume, Gareth Knight examines three major themes running through Barfield's works: The importance of the imagination; The evolution of human consciousness; How this evolution is revealed in the changing meanings of words. This book introduces Owen Barfield as a seminal thinker and philosopher, and provides an entrance to his too-little-known fiction and his deeply compelling theatrical play, Orpheus....

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ISBN : 9781928754107
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 108 Pages
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