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Consulting Editor of The C.S. Lewis Study Bible
About the Author
Steve who is a native of Southern California, was not raised in a Christian home. While attending UCLA, his life was "interrupted" by a sensation he had never experienced before or even knew human beings could experience. Had that been the end of it, the sensation may have been dismissed as a mere fluke or some twist of the brain, but the sensation returned again and again. As a Psychobiology undergraduate student, he began to search out what caused these sensations. Along with his scientific inquires he also began to read histories, biographies, and treatises on psychology, world religions and theology. He even traveled overseas and spent time in a Tibetan monastery in Nepal. Eventually Steve read a book written by a man which would forever change his life.
The man was C.S. Lewis and in his Surprised by Joy, Steve discovered a person who experienced his same sensations, yet did not forsake the use of reason and rational inquiry. The book was the final instrument that led to Steve's realization that Christ was who He claimed to be.
After the four years leading to his conversion, Steve sought out several people and sources to help him deepen his relationship with Christ. Here again C.S. Lewis proved to be an invaluable guide. In Mere Christianity, Steve found a wonderful expression of Romans 1-8 leading the believer from compatibility to intimacy with Christ.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Author's Course Note and Study Formats
Book 1 Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe
Chapter 1: The Law of Human Nature
Chapter 2: Some Objections
Chapter 3: The Reality of the Law
Chapter 4: What Lies Behind The Law
Chapter 5: We Have Cause To Be Uneasy
Book 2 What Christians Believe
Chapter 1: The Rival Conceptions of God
Chapter 2: The Invasion
Chapter 3: The Shocking Alternative
Chapter 4: The Perfect Penitent
Chapter 5: The Practical Conclusion
Book 3 Christian Behavior
Chapter 1: The Three Parts of Morality
Chapter 2: The 'Cardinal Virtues'
Chapter 3: Social Morality
Chapter 4: Morality and Psychoanalysis
Chapter 5: Sexual Morality
Chapter 6: Christian Marriage
Chapter 7: Forgiveness
Chapter 8: The Great Sin
Chapter 9: Charity
Chapter 10: Hope
Chapter 11: Faith
Chapter 12: Faith
Book 4 Beyond Personality: First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity
Chapter 1: Making and Begetting
Chapter 2: The Three-Personal God
Chapter 3: Time and Beyond
Chapter 4: Good Infection
Chapter 5: The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
Chapter 6: Two Notes
Chapter 7: Let's Pretend
Chapter 8: Is Christianity Hard or Easy?
Chapter 9: Counting the Cost
Chapter 10: Nice People or New Men
Chapter 11: The New Men Appendices for 'Further Up and Further In'
Appendix 1: "Anti-intellectualism" in Today's Education, Culture and Church and the Consequences on Christianity
Appendix 2: The Law of Human Nature around the World
Appendix 3: Rival Conceptions of God
Appendix 4: Made for Each Other: the Gospel and the World
Appendix 5: Evolution and Thinking (Or Is C.S. Lewis an Evolutionist
Appendix 6: The Purpose of Giving
Appendix 7: Producing a "Christian Society
Appendix 8: Psychological Make Up & Choice
Appendix 9: Hope: Longing for Heaven
Appendix 10: Transformation: From Compatible to Intimate
Appendix 11: New Men: Theological Gas or Reality
Appendix 12: C.S. Lewis's Spiritual Secret