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Schakel, Peter J.

Overview
Works: 55 works in 156 publications in 1 language and 8,461 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Art  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6023.E926, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter J Schakel
The Longing for a form : essays on the fiction of C.S. Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way into Narnia : a reader's guide by Peter J Schakel( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did a middle-aged Professor with no children write books that have become beloved classics of children's literature? What is the best order for reading the Chronicles of Narnia? Whatever one's question, The Way into Narnia offers valuable guidance for first-time visitors to Narnia and fresh insights for those who have already traveled there often." "Exploring ideas from Lewis's friend J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Schakel shows that the best way to enter Narnia is to read the Chronicles as fairy tales. After walking readers through each of the books, he concludes the tour with a unique section of annotations that clarify unfamiliar words and unusual passages."--Jacket
Reason and imagination in C.S. Lewis : a study of Till we have faces by Peter J Schakel( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word and story in C.S. Lewis( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading with the heart : the way into Narnia by Peter J Schakel( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical analysis of C.S. Lewis' classics--the Chronicles of Narnia
The poetry of Jonathan Swift : allusion and the development of a poetic style by Peter J Schakel( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagination and the arts in C.S. Lewis : journeying to Narnia and other worlds by Peter J Schakel( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagination and the Arts in C.S. Lewis will appeal to students and teachers of both children's literature and twentieth-century British writers. It will also be of value to readers who wish to compare Lewis's creations with more recent imaginative works such as the Harry Potter series."--Jacket
The rhetoric of vision : essays on Charles Williams( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three essays discuss Williams's poetry, specifically his use of the occult as a mode of imagining, the social significance that permeates his idea of coinherence, and the key literary and personal influences on the evolution of his mature poetic style. Another three essays treat Williams's rhetoric in plays - his debts to medieval drama, his success with conversational style, and his reliance on ambiguity and skepticism. Finally, four examine Williams's evenhandedness and liveliness as a historian, his prose style in theological writing, his sensitivity to the rhetoric of detective fiction both as reviewer and as writer, and his markedly poetic style in literary criticism
Is your Lord large enough? : how C.S. Lewis expands our view of God by Peter J Schakel( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.S. Lewis was, of course, a brilliant apologist, and his books contain much to feed your intellect. But Lewis was also very concerned about Christian formation and strongly desired to help believers deepen their faith and broaden their vision of God. In this book Peter Schakel opens to you the more practical parts of Lewis's wonderful books. Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt and love, Schakel draws principles from Lewis's nonfiction as well as illustrations from the Chronicles of Narnia to stir your imagination and soul so that you might see God in new ways. In addition, the author quotes from contemporaries of Lewis, showing how their thinking fit with Lewis's. With reflection questions included, this deeper look at Lewis's formational writings is valuable for your personal devotions or for group discussions. Either way, as you read you will find God bigger and bigger. Book jacket
Eighteenth-century contexts : historical inquiries in honor of Phillip Harth( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical approaches to teaching Swift( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection offers help in teaching the most challenging of eighteenth century British authors, Jonathan Swift. It contains the work of an outstanding group of contributors, from five countries, from small colleges and large universities, widely known Swift scholars as well as experienced teachers of Swift who have published little on him previously." "The book opens with a survey of approaches taken in Swift criticism of the twentieth century, followed by twenty essays reflecting a wide diversity of perspectives. Historical criticism places Swift in his Irish context, examines his political ideologies, a, id clarifies works by considering them in political and religious situations of their day. Essays using formalistic, generic, rhetorical, feminist, reader-response, poststructuralist, and pedagogical approaches explore Swift's methods and themes." "Behind the book lie the assumptions that teachers should be self-conscious about the critical approach or approaches they inevitably employ, and that the "conversation" between different approaches enriches understanding of both Swift and his works. Though designed to assist teachers at all levels, it also includes essays that every Swift specialist will find illuminating and provocative."--Jacket
250 poems : a portable anthology by Peter J Schakel( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaching literature : reading + thinking + writing by Peter J Schakel( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This book] offers [an] entry to literature for all students, whatever their previous exposure to fiction, poetry, and drama. It contributes to a richer, more dynamic and valuable reading experience for students while in class, and demonstrates why and how reading is an important part of their lives in school and beyond. [The text] leads students to consider the human value of reading any effective literary work. By focusing on the reading process, it expands the notion of what a work is "about": It is about a lot of things, not a single topic or theme that readers must figure out through what to many beginning students seems a mysterious and esoteric method ... The emphasis on "active reading" throughout the text leads directly into student writing
Approaching poetry : perspectives and responses by Peter J Schakel( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approaching literature in the 21st century : fiction, poetry, drama by Peter J Schakel( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 77 : November/December 2005( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resources for teaching : approaching literature in the 21st century : fiction, poetry, drama by Peter J Schakel( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Method and meaning in the poems of Swift by Peter J Schakel( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading with the heart : the way into Narnia by Peter J Schakel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the universal character of the Chronicles, in order to clarify their Christian motifs
APPROACHING LITERATURE + FRANKENSTEIN, 3RD ED by Peter J Schakel( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The way into Narnia : a reader's guide
Alternative Names
Schakel, Peter.

Schakel, Peter J.

섀클, 피터 J

Languages
English (121)

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The way into Narnia : a reader's guideReason and imagination in C.S. Lewis : a study of Till we have facesWord and story in C.S. LewisImagination and the arts in C.S. Lewis : journeying to Narnia and other worldsThe rhetoric of vision : essays on Charles WilliamsIs your Lord large enough? : how C.S. Lewis expands our view of GodEighteenth-century contexts : historical inquiries in honor of Phillip Harth250 poems : a portable anthology