Mere Christianity

The C.S. Lewis Bible

  • Nov 01, 2010
  • David J. Theroux
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C.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most thought-provoking and influential Christian writer of the modern era. For more than forty years, generations of readers have found insight and inspiration from his uniquely articulate view of God’s interaction in the world and …

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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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New Starts: Looking at the World Rightly

  • Oct 23, 2009
  • Devin Brown
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Near the end of chapter seven of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the narrator steps in to tell us about the change that has occurred in the formerly obnoxious Eustace. It would be nice, and fairly nearly true, to say that “from that time forth Eustace was a different …

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Conversations with C.S. Lewis

  • Aug 04, 2009
  • Robert Velarde
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Robert Velarde is author of Conversations with C.S. Lewis (IVP, 2008), a creative book that uses an imaginary conversation with C.S. Lewis as its main premise. In so doing, Velarde enlivens episodes of Lewis’s life by using much of what Lewis wrote about to fuel the conversation between Lewis and …

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Mere Christianity: “Making Righteousness Readable"

  • Jul 20, 2009
  • David C. Downing
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C. S. Lewis’s earliest biographers, Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper, wrote that if they were going to a desert island and could take only one Lewis book, it would probably be Mere Christianity. That’s a fascinating choice, considering that both men were thoroughly acquainted with Lewis’s whole body of …

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Learning In War-Time

  • Jun 10, 2009
  • Joel Heck
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In 1938, Somerville College English Fellow Helen Darbishire told the Somerville Council in Oxford that “it would be advisable to ascertain, if possible, whether in the event of an international emergency, university education would continue, and, if so, on what basis.” One can imagine conversations between Darbishire, Lewis, and other …

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Word Pictures for the Word Made Flesh

  • Apr 15, 2009
  • David C. Downing
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“God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself.” That concise statement by the apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 5:19a) has kept theologians busy for nearly two thousand years, trying to understand what exactly is being affirmed in the Christian doctrines of the Incarnation and the Atonement. C. S. Lewis never …

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Mere Christianity: Relic or Relevant?

  • Sep 07, 2008
  • Robert Velarde
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Published in 1952, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis began its life as a series of radio talks first aired between 1941 and 1944 on the BBC. The book covers a lot of ground ranging from a moral argument for the existence of God to Christian ethics to theology and more. …

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Is Mere Christianity Hard or Easy?

  • Aug 19, 2008
  • Andrew Cuneo
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The title for this blog was originally proposed as “Is Christianity Hard or Easy?” – a question which I still think worthwhile and rich. Nevertheless, I am going to take a slight detour from the original idea and first ask a separate question which will probably depress seasoned, older, readers …

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Good News for Toy Soldiers

  • Jul 18, 2008
  • Sarah Arthur
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I recently completed my first year of graduate theological studies at a major university. Before classes began, I figured I would need to say goodbye to C. S. Lewis as a literary voice in my life, considering his rather dubious reputation among academics. Everyone in the academy darts for cover …

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