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About this book
This little book is the perfect introduction to C.J.S. Hayward's works.
For people wondering whether they want to spend the time or money to dig into one of Hayward's primary works, this offers the perfect opportunity to take a small sample and decide whether they want to read more written by this author. It includes two small works and the beginning of a longer work.
There are just two little works in the present volume: "The Angelic Letters" offers an angelic counterpart to C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, and "Doxology" pours forth a hymn to the glory of God.
About the author
C.J.S. Hayward is an Eastern Orthodox author and Renaissance man. He
holds master's degrees bridging math and computers (UIUC) and theology
(Cambridge), with postgraduate coursework in theology, philosophy,
logic, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering,
anthropology, linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, history,
medieval studies, and a partridge in a pear tree.
All of this sounds very fancy when it's written out. It collapses into
good writing with an apologetics where ordinary people can take away as
much as they are ready for.
What people are saying about this author's works
“Overall, I enjoyed the book, particularly because of the author’s down
to earth approach. While he makes some excellent points, he does so in
a way that’s easily understandable.”
“Each piece is a delight: partially because each ‘speaks’ using a
different voice and partially because a diversity of topics and
cross-connections between theology and everyday living makes the entire
collection a delight to read, packed with unexpected twists, turns, and
“Fans of C.S. Lewis and similar Christian thinkers will find
The Best of Jonathan’s Corner an absolute delight.”
—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“When I read C. S. Lewis, A. W. Tozer, or G. K. Chesterton, there is a
deep ache for both the times and the men that made honor, wisdom, and
clarity a thing of such beauty and strength. We wonder what they would
say of our time, and why, with so many more people and better
communication, we don’t see more of them.
“Hayward is such a person of wisdom and depth. I do not say this
lightly or flatteringly. He and I don’t agree on everything, but when
we contrast, it will never be his side of the issue that is lacking in
depth, beauty, or elegance. He’s Orthodox, yes (I’m not). But I suspect
all sides will claim him as they do Lewis and Chesterton.”
—Kent Nebergall, Amazon
“The Sign of the Grail is a unique, scholarly, and thorough examination
of the Grail mythos, granting it a top recommendation for academia and
the non-specialist reader with an interest in these subjects. Also very
highly recommended for personal, academic, and community library
collections are C.J.S. Hayward’s other deftly written and original
literary works, essays, and commentaries, compilations and anthologies:
Yonder, Firestorm 2034, A Cord of Seven Strands, The Steel Orb, The
Christmas Tales, and Hayward’s Unabridged Dictionary [the other six
Hayward titles then in print].”
—John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review