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Shortly after his conversion in 1929, C. S. Lewis wrote to a friend, "When all is said (and truly said) about the divisions of Christendom, there remains, by God's mercy, an enormous common ground." From that time on, Lewis thought that the best service he could provide for his unbelieving neighbors was to explain and defend the faith that has been shared by nearly all Christians at all times.
Christian Reflections contains fourteen of Lewis's papers defending Christianity. They are colorfully varied, covering such topics as Christianity and literature, ethics, futility, church music, the Psalms, and petitionary prayer. Common to them all, however, are the uniquely effective style of C. S. Lewis and the basic presuppositions of his theology -- his "mere" Christianity.
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About the Author
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) taught English literature at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and wrote more than thirty influential scholarly and popular books. Among his many famous works are Mere Christianity,The Screw tape Letters, the Chronicles of Narniavolumes, Miracles, and Surprised by Joy.
Date of Birth:November 29, 1898
Date of Death:November 22, 1963
Place of Birth:Belfast, Nothern Ireland
Place of Death:Headington, England
Education:Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925
Table of Contents
Preface Walter Hooper vii
Christianity and Literature 1
Christianity and Culture 14
Religion: Reality or Substitute? 45
On Ethics 54
De Futilitate 70
The Poison of Subjectivism 89
The Funeral of a Great Myth 102
On Church Music 117
The Psalms 141
The Language of Religion 159
Petitionary Prayer: A Problem without an Answer 175
Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism 187
The Seeing Eye 206
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you like 'The Chronicles of Narnia,' the Space Trilogy, and The Screwtape Letters, you may appreciate these fourteen essays, papers, and letters on various, though somewhat related, subjects. This is not 'light reading' that you can dash off in a short period of time. It is deep, philosophical stuff that will require much reflection and cogitation. However, if you like philosophy or are into studying apologetics, it is well worth it. As an atheist turned believer, Lewis's observations are witty, precise, and quite relevant to today's society. Through everything that he says, there is one underlying principle that comes our loud and clear, and that is his conviction that all men are immortal. There is much philosophical ammunition here for the 'Christian apologist.'