Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis Signature Classic)

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Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis Signature Classic)

Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis Signature Classic)

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Why does he feel its more reasonable for morality to come from something independent of the human brain?

It starts off with an appeal to every man's human nature, then goes about covering every base as to why man's nature is the way it is. According to the authors Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper, its success led to the acknowledgment of Lewis as "one of the most 'original' exponents of the Christian faith" of the 20th century. Beversluis analysed Lewis's arguments for Christianity, arriving in the conclusion that each of them is built on faulty logic. Initial reviews of Mere Christianity generally show enthusiasm, [5] and most of them were from Christian publications. I started this book years ago, and put it down, not out of disinterest, but because of other priorities at the time.Myers of Theology Today noted, "This is clear, it is simple, it is eminently Christian, and it is typical of the ease with which Mr. By stating this he therefore continues to explain that there is a need within all of humanity for spiritual help.

Now that I’ve finally gotten around to finishing, I’ll condense some of the thoughts I sent via e-mail into a general response. If you are looking for a book that will convince you to take the leap of faith and become a Christian (like so many 1-star reviewers who said they were unconvinced) then don't waste your time. I find it interesting that he says we no longer believe that witches exist, yet the bible does give a direct command as to what to do with these non-existent beings in Exodus. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. For example, he was on-the-dot when he said that most Christians do not need to be taught how to tell whether a thing is right or wrong because they already know.

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. If Moral Law is on par with gravity then we should not be able to ignore it, as it comes from this absolute moral law giver. Keep your belief going, no matter what it takes—the thought not occurring that a belief that needs this much work to believe in isn’t really a belief but a very strong desire to believe. The truth is that we are fallen and often the Church and Christians don't act as they should, but that doesn't mean that God isn't real, just that we as humans are fallible. S. Lewis’s earlier books, revaluating Christian apologetics, ethics and theology – the central problems of belief and of conduct which Christians face today.

Writing excellent nonfiction is HARD, yet Lewis executes it beautifully and almost makes it look easy. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false.He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. As an intellectual and former atheist, he argues powerfully each and every reason why Christianity is true both from a philosophical and from a biblical point of view. I also find the dichotomy between the powers of good and darkness – and especially martial metaphors like “enemy-occupied territory” – both unhelpful and outdated.

The American geneticist Francis Collins related his story of conversion from atheism in his book, The Language of God (2006), [54] and described Mere Christianity as having influenced him to embrace Christianity. Thus are gathered together for the first time Dr Lewis’s modern revaluations of Christian apologetics, ethics and theology – in fact all the central problems of belief and of conduct which face Christians today. Lewis talks about Christianity being a process of producing a particular kind of new man, instead of a group of people who follow a set of rules.

I think that a lot of people, Christian and non-Christian, have the idea that when someone becomes a follower of Christ the whole of their behavior and attitude changes overnight; then when they foul up, it seems like everyone enjoys talking about it and seeing it. And the Christians believe that when He said this He was not expressing a sentiment but stating a fact—-just as one is stating a fact when one says that a lock and its key are one mechanism, or that a violin and a bow are one musical instrument.



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