Louis Markos

Lewis's Practical Theology

  • Apr 26, 2012
  • Louis Markos
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Lewis wants his theology to have practical uses. In discussing Charity in Mere Christianity, he says: “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did…. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him” (p. 116). The …

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys

  • May 25, 2009
  • Louis Markos
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There are few characters in literature who embody positive goodness more powerfully than Aslan. In his presence, the children feel at once a sense of joy and fear, an ecstasy mingled with terror, an intimation of both the actively sublime and the passively beautiful. Aslan is neither a pretty object …

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Screwtape On Idolatry

  • Oct 10, 2008
  • Louis Markos
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Though written during World War II, C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters has lost none of its social relevance or power to convict. Consider this passage from Letter VII, in which senior devil Screwtape advises his nephew Wormwood on whether it would be better to make his “patient”—the young man …

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