Surely, he thought, the existence of pain and suffering prove that there cannot be a good God—and surely, any attempts to explain otherwise are avoiding the obvious.
Lewis calls this one of the great secrets: He also grew to love nature; its beauty reminded him of the stories of the North, and the stories of the North reminded him of the beauties of nature.
Speculation regarding their relationship resurfaced with the publication of A. Paddy had earlier introduced Lewis to his mother, Jane King Moore, and a friendship quickly sprang up between Lewis, who was eighteen when they met, and Jane, who was forty-five.
My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. Much of his scholarly work concentrated on the later Middle Agesespecially its use of allegory. This one is a keeper. Lewis stayed in Durham, where he says he was overwhelmed by the magnificence of the cathedral.
It all depends on the point of view. Lewis also explains morality as being composed of three layers: Early in the hardest boiled of all the atheists I ever knew sat in my room.
The book is divided into four main parts, titled after the separate series on which they were based, aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC.
The first steps in being a Christian are to accept Jesus Christ and to try to be more like Him. Jews, Muslims or Mohammedans, as Lewis calls them and Christians subscribe to such a view. Lewis visited her every day in this home until her death. The Case for Christianity Broadcast Talks in UK [ edit ] Lewis spends most of his defence of the Christian faith on an argument from moralitya point which persuaded him from atheism to Christianity.
His father then sent him to live and study at Wynyard School in WatfordHertfordshire. There would be no sense in having an argument unless both parties can agree on some idea of what Right and Wrong are.
There is no other way to everlasting life than through the help of Jesus Christ, and there is no other correct religion. They all contributed financially to the purchase of the house, which passed to Maureen, who by then was Dame Maureen Dunbarwhen Warren died in Lewis himself is no better.
It thinks God made the world-that space and time, heat and cold, and all the colours and tastes, and all the animals and vegetables, are things that God "made up out of His head" as a man makes up a story.
I am the product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstair indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. The Rival Conceptions of God.
You must believe that God is separate from the world and that some of the things we see in it are contrary to His will. My younger kids listened in sometimes too.
The atheist Bertrand Russell wrote of the same yearning. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you.
Passionate about something niche? Reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests. Alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of Reddit on r/popular. The road back to faith was cluttered with obstacles C.S. Lewis once thought impossible to overcome.
His conversion to a robust Christianity required years of intellectual struggle and came only after being convinced that faith was reasonable. Book I: Chapter 1 The Law of Human Nature Summary and Analysis. C. S. Lewis lays the philosophical foundation of Book I in the first chapter: there exists a notion of right and wrong that is universal, the Law of Nature.
Mere Christianity was published in and is an expansion of some of C. S. Lewis’s radio talks. Lewis, best known for his Chronicles of Narnia series, had been raised as a Christian but grew disillusioned with the faith and turned to atheism at age The book Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis was a very interesting.
As I first started reading the book from the preface I found out that before C.S.
Lewis published the book he read them or gave them to someone to read aloud over the radio it was said to have been published into three separate parts the first one being named” Broadcast talks ” which. Mere Christianity is a theological book by C. S. Lewis, adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between andwhile Lewis .An analysis of cs lewiss book mere christianity