Item description for Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis Signature Classics) by C. S. Lewis...
In 1943 Great Britain, when hope and the moral fabric of society were threatened by the relentless inhumanity of global war, an Oxford don was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. Over half a century after the original lectures, the topic retains it urgency. Expanded into book form, Mere Christianity never flinches as it sets out a rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of compassionate morality atop this foundation. As Mr. Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of flitting angels and blind faith, but of free will, an innate sense of justice and the grace of God. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
The late Lewis, Oxford professor, scholar, author, and Christian apologist, presents the reader with a case for orthodox Christianity. Lewis employs logical arguments that are eloquently expressed. He describes those doctrines that the four major denominations in Britain (Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic) would have in common, e.g., original sin, the transcendent Creator God, and the divinity of Jesus as well as his atonement and bodily resurrection.
Michael T. Fein, Central Virginia Community Coll., Lynchburg
In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their poignancy. First heard as informal radio broadcasts on the BBC, the lectures were published as three books and subsequently combined as Mere Christianity. C. S. Lewis proves that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice," rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. This twentieth century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
With a new foreword by Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, this illustrated gift edition evokes the historic time and place of the book's creation.
Citations And Professional Reviews Mere Christianity (C. S. Lewis Signature Classics) by C. S. Lewis has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christianity Today - 07/01/2013 page 84
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 77
Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 103
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Format: Deckle Edge
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 3, 2009
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series C. S. Lewis Signature Classics
ISBN 0060652926 ISBN13 9780060652920 UPC 025986652920
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More About C. S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis, born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1898, was for more than thirty years Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, Oxford, and at the time of his death in 1963 was professor of medieval and Renaissance literature at Cambridge University. His many books -- of fiction, poetry, theology, literary scholarship, and autobiography -- include The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles, and the seven volumes that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia.
C. S. Lewis was born in 1898 and died in 1963.
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