He currently serves as a consulting editor for christian scholars review, christianity and literature, and seven: an anglo-american literary review downing's next book looking for the king: an inklings novel will be published by ignatius press in october 2010. Mere christianity is c s lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine on christian belief first heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books—the case for christianity, christian behavior, and beyond personality—mere christianity brings together what lewis sees as the fundamental truths of his religion. In mere christianity, c s lewis argues for the logical validity of christianity, defends the religion from its critics, and looks in detail at what the life of a christian is like in the first part of the book, lewis discusses the law of human nature when studying human history, he claims. As i was comparing lewis' scholarly writings on the history of literature and literary theory with his popular apologetic books, it became clear that lewis always consistently applied his theoretical assumptions about the nature of language, poetry, myth and metaphor.
Joseph pearce is a senior contributor to the imaginative conservativehe is senior editor at the augustine institute, and tolkien & lewis chair in literary studies at holy apostles college & seminary. It was jrr tolkien who converted cs lewis to christianity during one long all-night walk that ended in dawn and revelation narnia is a strange blend of magic, myth and christianity, some of it. Cs lewis' case for the christian faith is an excellent introduction to lewis's best thinking on the major themes of the christian tradition those who know his writing will find a new appreciation of his christian imagination and a deep respect for his distinctive contribution to an understanding of christianity. Or, as in lewis's case, a reader can be exposed to the goodness of god consider the parables of christ—stories that convey truth about the nature of god through stories about the natural world.
To understand mere christianity, one of c s lewis's most well-known apologetics, one must understand his audience the work is a compilation of talks on christian philosophy that lewis gave to. The book was called mere christianity, and there was nothing mere about it a somewhat disjointed set of c s lewis's views on a wide range of theological, philosophical, and ethical matters. Tolkien and lewis: literary analysis by ryan reeves 40:59 cs lewis: a case for mere purgatory with dr jerry walls seeing christianity through the eyes of cs lewis, jrr tolkien & gk. Cs lewis (1898-1963) was a british novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, theologian, broadcaster, and lecturer he is best known for his fictional works, including the screwtape letters, the space trilogy, and the chronicles of narnia.
Explore some of c s lewis, the case for christianity best quotations and sayings on quotesnet -- such as 'badness is only spoiled goodness' and more. Clear and compelling reasoning from the master apologist first delivered as an informal radio address during world war ii to bring hope to an embattled public, the case for christianity is cs lewis's artful and compelling argument for the reasonableness of christian faith. Clive staples lewis (29 november 1898 - 22 november 1963) was a british writer and lay theologianhe held academic positions in english literature at both oxford university (magdalen college, 1925-1954) and cambridge university (magdalene college, 1954-1963. Cs lewis (b november 29th, 1898 in belfast, ireland--d november 22nd, 1963) was an irish academic, novelist, and poet his novels generally have christian themes, and his best known work includes the the chronicles of narnia series (including the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe) and the space trilogy novels, a science fiction series.
The pilgrim's regress (pr) settings master page the pilgrim's regress: an allegorical apology for christianity, reason, and romanticism, published in 1933, was lewis's first published work of prose fiction, and his third piece of work to be published. The mere christianity critical analysis journal is a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview a companion to lewis's classic work, the journal can be used for independent study with teenagers or adults, or as a group study in families, homeschools, co-ops, classrooms, sunday school, and small groups. 6 cs lewis's case for christ the cs lewis study program session 3: myth and rationalism (chapters 5 and 6) one obstacle that lewis had to overcome was the parallel between pagan myths and christianity.
Cs lewis proves that at the center of each there is something, or a someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice, rejecting the boundaries that divide christianity's many denominations. Mere christianity mere christianity a book written by cs lewis, one of the greatest writers of his time, is a life-changing introduction to the christian faith ever written. In the classic mere christianity, cs lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of christian faith stand together.
Cs lewis, the beloved writer of such christian classics as mere christianity and the screwtape letters, has come to logosanalyzing such wide ranging subjects as the idea of love in medieval literature or the reign of relativism among the post-christian west, lewis' works have touched audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Mere christianity was based on a series of radio programs that cs lewis did on defending the christian faith starting with a position which is essentially atheistic, lewis steps through a systematic perspective on faith, belief, and the existence of god. Lewis's 25 christian books sold millions of copies, including the screwtape letters (1942), mere christianity (1952), the chronicles of narnia (1950-56), the great divorce (1946), and the. His major contributions to literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.