Mere Christianity

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HarperCollins, Mar 6, 2001 - Religion - 256 pages
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A forceful and accessible discussion of Christian belief that has become one of the most popular introductions to Christianity and one of the most popular of Lewis's books. Uncovers common ground upon which all Christians can stand together.

  

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Until I read this book, I did not consider myself a fan of CS Lewis. Until this year, I had not been aware that Lewis had written works other than the Narnia books, but over the past year I had heard ... Read full review

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Ok, so I actually finished this book a long time ago, but haven't taken the time to reflect on a review. Overall this was a great read. I really love how Lewis develops the argument for religion ... Read full review

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Contents

some objections
9
the reality of the law
16
we have cause to be uneasy
28
the rival conceptions of god
35
the shocking alternative
47
the perfect penitent
53
the practical conclusion
60
the three parts of morality
69
hope
134
faith
138
faith
144
or first steps in the doctrine of the trinity
151
making and begetting
153
the threepersonal god
160
time and beyond time
166
good infection
172

the cardinal virtues
76
social morality
82
morality and psychoanalysis
88
sexual morality
94
christian marriage
104
forgiveness
115
the great sin
121
charity
129
the obstinate toy soldiers
178
two notes
183
lets pretend
187
is christianity hard or easy?
195
counting the cost
201
nice people or new men
207
the new men
218
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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. 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. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Four Loves, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales mÁs importantes del siglo veinte y podrÍa decirse que fue el escritor cristiano mÁs influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeÑÓ hasta que se jubilÓ. Sus contribuciones a la crÍtica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantÁstica y teologÍa popular le trajeron fama y aclamaciÓn a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribiÓ mÁs de treinta libros, lo cual le permitiÓ alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aÚn atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada aÑo. Sus mÁs distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las CrÓnicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

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