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The World's Last Night: And Other Essays - C.S. Lewis
The World's Last Night: And Other Essays
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“We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.”In these seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, the famous, infamous... show more
“We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.”In these seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, the famous, infamous Screwtape makes a special appearance, proposing a toast that brilliantly explores the many opportunities for exploiting evil in the world. Lewis also considers the evidence for whether and how prayer works, plays with the meaning of the words “I believe,” and asks what happens to our concept of God when we send rockets into outer space. And, in a moving final piece, he forces us to wonder how we should live if any day might bring the world’s last night. Anyone who ever appreciated his unique blend of humor, paradox, and searing insight will find these further thoughts from C.S. Lewis richly illuminating and remember that he is, as ever, one of the greatest writers and challengers of living faith."[Lewis] addresses himself to the task of disputing belief with energy, humor, and intense conviction." —Los Angeles Times"Reveals the expected wit, the Chestertonian ability to make Christian orthodoxy exciting and fit for the brave rebel, and an abundance of offbeat insights into the human scene." —New York Times Book Review
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156027717 (0156027712)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 132
Edition language: English
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danae
danae rated it
This is a nice collection of essays. I am always particularly interested in Lewis' take on extraterrestrial life. His is a view I agree with wholeheartedly, but don't hear often.
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it
Brilliant book, though what else does one expect from Jack?It contains seven essays: The Efficacy of Prayer, On Obstinacy in Belief, On Lilies That Fester, Screwtape Proposes a Toast, Good Work and Good Works, Religion and Rocketry, and The World's Last Night.They were all very good, but my favorite...
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