Weight of Glory

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Harper Collins, Jun 16, 2009 - Religion - 208 pages
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The classic Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War Two. The nine addresses in Weight of Glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the Christian faith during a time of great doubt.

 

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The Weight of Glory and other addresses is a wonderful book by my favorite author, C.S. Lewis. This book is a collection of 9 sermons and addresses Lewis gave during WWII. Lewis explains the topics ... Read full review

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C.S. Lewis' The Weight of Glory contains nine sermons delivered by Lewis during World War II. These discourses were given in order to offer guidance during a time of spiritual uncertainty and unrest. Lewis addresses some of the trying questions that Christians face on a daily basis. He faces issues such as eternity, devotion, the desire for acceptance, and even controversies such as pacifism and forgiveness. In doing so, he eloquently reflects his high intelligence and education. His viewpoints are earnestly argued, causing his opinion to be piercing to the heart and soul. His in-depth justification of his stated opinions, along with his clever speech, causes the book to be difficult to comprehend. At times, it seems as though he has lost sight of who will be studying this work. Although this is true, his philosophical and soul-wrenching points cause the reader to dig deep and seek truth within themselves. It is also important to know that these sermons were originally spoken to college students in England, so his speech justifiable reflects his audience. Lewis' successfully hooks the reader and pulls them in by sharing his enlightened and profound observations on both the spiritual and secular world, giving applicable advice on how to deal with the various struggles confronted throughout his sermons. I would highly recommend this book to any Christian who thirsts for revelation and conviction in the course of their walk with the Lord.  

Contents

The Weight of Glory
24
Learning in WarTime
46
Why I Am Not a Pacifist
63
Transposition
90
Is Theology Poetry?
115
The Inner Ring
140
Membership
157
On Forgiveness
176
A Slip of the Tongue
183
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Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers 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 Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. 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 Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

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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