God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, Mar 24, 1972 - Philosophy - 346 pages
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"Lewis struck me as the most thoroughly converted man I ever met," observes Walter Hooper in the preface to this collection of essays by C. S. Lewis. "His whole vision of life was such that the natural and the supernatural seemed inseparably combined."

It is precisely this pervasive Christianity which is demonstrated in the forty-eight essays comprising God in the Dock. Here Lewis addresses himself both to theological questions and to those which Hooper terms "semi-theological," or ethical. But whether he is discussing "Evil and God," "Miracles," "The Decline of Religion," or "The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment," his insight and observations are thoroughly and profoundly Christian.

Drawn from a variety of sources, the essays were designed to meet a variety of needs, and among other accomplishments they serve to illustrate the many different angles from which we are able to view the Christian religion. They range from relatively popular pieces written for newspapers to more learned defenses of the faith which first appeared in The Socratic Digest. Characterized by Lewis's honesty and realism, his insight and conviction, and above all his thoroughgoing commitments to Christianity, these essays make God in the Dock very much a book for our time.

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He must be our starting point and Lord of all. - Goodreads
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This is a collection of essays by Lewis, all on religious topics or related to it. Unlike his more unified apologetics, though, this book includes discussions about hymns, whether the purpose of ... Read full review

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I love this book- CS Lewis always has incredible insights on Christianity and God- lots to learn, make sure you have a pen to take notes/underline your favorite parts! It's a compilation of lots of his articles so it doesn't even have to be read from start to finish. Love it! Read full review

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(1898-1963) He held the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University in England. Among his many famous works are Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, the Chronicles of Narnia series, Miracles, The Abolition of Man, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, and Surprised by Joy.

Walter Hooper, Literary Adviser to the Estate of C. S. Lewis, is editor of the three-volume work The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis (2000, 2004 and 2006) and author of C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide (1996) and (with Roger Lancelyn Green) C. S. Lewis: A Biography (1974; revised edition, 2002).

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