Issue 08 | The Heart of the Matter

CULTIVATING JUST SENTIMENTS

The scholarship of Dr. John Briggs reveals that C. S. Lewis was deeply concerned about the relationship between the intellect and the affections: “Reasonable sentiments, Lewis says, are something like a shoe, a shoe that fits. Their joining is a kind of harmony. Properly understood, emotion and reason have the capacity to relate to one another as emotions ‘conform’ or form themselves responsively to Reason, not as illogical impulses only but as potentially reasonable sentiments when cultivated by attentive teaching and learning.” (Briggs’ essay is continued on page 03.)

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