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The discarded image is the mediaeval reading of the world brilliantly reconstituted by CSLewis., 5 Jan. 2014
The book is meticulously researched and deeply scholarly. It does away with the current PC line that the Christian tradition can be invalidated by a clever question from a boy of 7. This is because it demonstrates that a mystical tradition like Christianity has to be seen within a context which determines the questions you ask and the presuppositions with which you understand the answers. If your reality is determined by a belief in secular materialism and in purely quantitative methods of establishing the truth, the statements of a mystical theology will have absolutely no meaning for you. An understanding of the mediaeval cosmos is a good place to start for anyone wondering which of these two world views are the most exciting, the most life-filled, and the one most likely to lead them to a world they can believe in and delight in.