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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
I grew up Roman Catholic, in a Roman Catholic household, under the influence of Roman Catholic parents who had both converted from different branches of Christianity. My father has two Ph.Ds, at least one of which is in Theology; I grew up going to Church, hearing my father discuss the Roman Catholi...
Outstanding book! Lewis is a great thinker who made me think about my religion. He uses metaphors that are easy to understand. I recommend this book to everyone whether Christian or not. It was never preachy just full of the basics of Christianity.
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said wo...
I just re-read part of Mere Christianity again. I was looking for a quote from it, but wound up reading about 2/3 of the book. Lewis' clear explanation of what Christians believe always winds up reminding me of the ways to fight sin in my own life. He seems to have had a supernatural gift for wri...
Published in 1952, the book is based on a series of wartime radio broadcasts on Christianity. By "mere" Christianity Lewis means "common or central" Christianity. He says in his preface he made an effort to discuss those ideas that are without denomination, and he sent the second part, "What Christi...