Mere Friendship: Lewis on a Great Joy

  • Jul 20, 2009
  • David J. Theroux

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. . . . It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that gives value to survival.” —C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves Love has been the favorite topic of philosophers, artists, poets, musicians, and religious leaders since humankind began. …

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Lewis On Death

  • Oct 16, 2008
  • Robin Baker

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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Lewis and the "Pursuit of Happiness"

  • Jul 06, 2008
  • Robin Baker

Quite by accident, I came across a short article by Lewis that he wrote just prior to his death, entitled “We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’” (Saturday Evening Post, December 11, 1963). In it, he writes about an emerging issue in culture and even offers thoughts on the American Declaration …

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