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Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Mere Christianity is a theological book by C. S. Lewis, adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between and , while Lewis was at Oxford during Publication date: C. S. Lewis on “mere Christianity”: I hope no reader will suppose that “mere” Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of.
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God "became a man" in Christ, Lewis says, so that mankind could be "amalgamated with God's nature" and make full atonement possible. Lewis mere christianity by c.s. lewis several analogies to explain this abstract concept: His main point, however, is that redemption is so incomprehensible that it cannot be fully appreciated, and he attempts to explain that the method by which God atones for the sins of humanity is not nearly as important as the fact that he does so.
Christian Behaviour[ edit ] The next third of the book explores the ethics resulting from Christian belief.
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He cites the four cardinal virtues: After touching on these, he goes into the three theological virtues: Lewis also explains morality as being composed of three layers: Lewis mere christianity by c.s. lewis covers such topics as social relations and forgiveness, sexual ethics and the tenets of Christian marriage, and the relationship between morality and psychoanalysis.
He also writes about the great sin: His most important point is that Christianity mandates that one "love your neighbor as yourself. Even if one does not like oneself, one would still love oneself.
Christians, he writes, must also apply this attitude to others, even if they do not like them.
He also says that when he was an atheist he dismissed all religions, but as Christian he accepts that other religions are a little bit right, so this makes him a better person and mere christianity by c.s. lewis by inference makes Christianity the right religion.
Apart from this being a very weak anecdotal argument, it just sounds like he was dismissive of the variety of human experience before he became a Christian, and then he became only a little bit dismissive, which is somehow him being a good Christian.
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This only demonstrates that he is narrow minded. Much more interesting and better argued.
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The badness consists in pursuing them by the wrong method, or in the wrong way, or too much. I do mean that wickedness, when you examine it, turns out to be the pursuit of some good in the wrong way.
You can be good for the mere sake of goodness: The idea was to eradicate mere christianity by c.s. lewis last one of them.
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The ultimate idea though he recognised this was something for later generations and he would not live to see the glad day was to murder every single Jew throughout the world, because in the very depths of his racist insanity he thought the Jews were Evil.
So getting rid of them was Doing the World a Favour. As in — eventually, they will thank me for this gruelling but essential task. How in whatever grotesque rhetorical contortion could that be construed as pursuing a GOOD thing in the wrong mere christianity by c.s. lewis But uh-oh, what about Josef Fritzl and the family in the basement?
He knew what he was doing was Very Bad and it gave him a big thrill. He would go to friends' barbecues and fry steaks and chuckle to himself "if only they knew about my incest family in the basement!