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Lewis On Death

  • Dec 02, 2016
  • Robin Baker
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American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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Spiritual Sins Are Worse

  • Jun 28, 2015
  • Janice B. Brown
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Lewis ends the chapter “Sexual Morality” with a remarkable assertion: “…a cold self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to hell than a prostitute” (p. 95). Why does Lewis consider spiritual sins to be worse than sins of the flesh? What is Lewis’s view of the …

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Hell

  • Oct 21, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis is not shy about the afterlife and the intertwining of the spiritual with the material. Counter to the cyclical trend of finding ways for hell to either not exist or at least not be used for eternal damnation of humans, Lewis says something different: “I believe that if million chances were …

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Should Hell Veto Heaven?

  • Nov 28, 2013
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the United States, Thanksgiving is November 28. As many people gather to be thankful for the earthly blessings of family, peace, and sustenance, let’s hope many more remember to always be thankful that Jesus says, “I go to prepare a place for you and I’ll come back again so …

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A Look at Richard Platt’s New Work, "As One Devil to Another"

  • Mar 05, 2012
  • Devin Brown
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“My dear Wormwood,” begins one of C. S. Lewis’s most unusual and most successful works: The Screwtape Letters.  On May 2, 1941, British readers opened The Guardian, a weekly Anglican religious newspaper, to find the first in a series of thirty-one strange letters that would arrive in weekly installments, claiming to have …

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Screwtape Takes the Stage

  • Dec 30, 2011
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Thanks to David Thereoux from the C.S. Lewis Society of California for this informational point: The sensational, stage production of The Screwtape Letters, starring Max McLean, will be touring the country on 2012. This bestselling Christian masterpiece of religious satire by C.S. Lewis entertains and uplifts people with its hilarious, …

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Heaven and Hell as Idea and Image in C. S. Lewis

  • May 07, 2010
  • Peter J. Schakel
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C. S. Lewis was deeply interested in heaven. In his nonfiction prose he frequently discussed the nature of heaven (and, less frequently, the nature of hell) and explained how to take part in it. In his works of fiction he created several striking descriptions of what heaven (and, in less …

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Running Down Heaven and Hell

  • Nov 24, 2008
  • Wayne Martindale
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C.S. Lewis by profession was an Oxford don for 30 years and then another six at Cambridge. He was born in Ireland and from those boarding school days until the end of his life he lived in England. He is a man who is sometimes accused of having led a …

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Lewis On Death

  • Oct 16, 2008
  • Robin Baker
  • 4 Comments

American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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