Mere Christianity Introduction

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Through the Lens with C.S. Lewis
2012

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Mere Christianity Introduction

  1. 1. Through the Lens with C.S. Lewis 30-31October
  2. 2. Journal Prompt“I didn‟t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew abottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don‟t recommend Christianity.” ― C.S. Lewis
  3. 3. Background Originally a series of BBC radio talks about right and wrong “A series of talks on something like „The Christian Faith as I See It—by a Layman‟; I am sure there is need of a positive restatement of Christian doctrines in lay language.” J.D. Welch, Director of BBC Religious Broadcasting Department Aired live Wednesday evenings in 1941 Was so well received that the broadcasts continued into early 1944 Scripts compiled into book form and published in 1952
  4. 4. The Law of Human Nature Book One“Right and Wrong as a Clue to The Meaning of the Universe”
  5. 5. What Christians Believe Book Two “The Rival Conceptions of God”
  6. 6. Christian Behaviour Book Three Three Parts of Morality
  7. 7. Beyond PersonalityFirst Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity
  8. 8. BBC address
  9. 9. Reviews “No writer of popular apologetics today is more effective than Mr C.S. Lewis. He is a layman and and for many years was not a Christian believer, and is therefore not only entirely unprofessional in manner, but also keenly aware of the difficulties commonly levelled against the Christian faith.” (The Times Literary Supplement 19 September 1942 p 460) “Mr C.S. Lewis has made the kind of public return to the ancient faith which infuriates other intellectuals.” (Martin Tyndal, Time and Tide, 19 September 1942) “The author shows himself a master in the rare art of conveying profound truths in simple and compelling language.” (G.D. Smith, The Clergy Review, December 1942)
  10. 10. Homework Read Preface and Book One (pp 5-25)Write a short response to the fifth section “We have cause to be uneasy” Create an image that illustrates the existence of “A Somebody or Something behind the Moral Law”Prepare a short presentation that includes both your artwork and your written response
  11. 11. C.S. Lewis: My Life’s JourneyUC Television

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