The book brings together C. S. Lewis's legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
The classic work contemplates life, religion, and humankind's place in the scheme of the universe. By the author of The Joyful Christian. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Discusses the essence of Christian faith and the doctrine of the Trinity.
No one has surveyed the reception history of "Mere Christianity" as well as Marsden has done here, and given the enduring popularity and influence of the book, this is a task well worth doing.
Author: George M. Marsden
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The life and times of C. S. Lewis's modern spiritual classic Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and inspiring book. George Marsden describes how Lewis gradually went from being an atheist to a committed Anglican—famously converting to Christianity in 1931 after conversing into the night with his friends J. R. R. Tolkien and Hugh Dyson—and how his plainspoken case for Christianity went on to become one of the most beloved spiritual books of all time.
In the final portion of the book, Lewis addresses more complex Christian
doctrines.Throughout Mere Christianity, Lewis utilizes his vivid imagination to
present religious concepts with vitality and life. Why Does Mere Christianity
Author: Mark Scarlata
Publisher: CRC Press
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity is a perfect example of one of the most effective aspects of critical thinking skills: the use of reasoning to build a strong, logical argument. Lewis originally wrote the book as a series of radio talks given from 1942-1944, at the height of World War II. The talks were designed to lay out the most basic tenets of Christianity for listeners, and to use these to make a logical argument for Christian belief and Christian ethics. While Lewis was not an academically-trained theologian or philosopher (specializing instead in literature), his own experience of converting from atheism to Christianity, along with his wide reading and incisive questioning, power a charming but persuasive argument for his own beliefs. Whether or not one agrees with Lewis's arguments or shares his faith, Mere Christianity exemplifies one of the most useful aspects of good reasoning: accessibility. When using reasoning to construct a convincing argument, it is crucial that your audience follow you, and Lewis was a master at constructing well-organised arguments that are immediately understandable to readers. The beautifully written Mere Christianity is a masterclass in cogently walking an audience through an elegant and well thought-through piece of reasoning.
Now we begin to understand why Christianity teaches that the devil is a fallen
angel. This is not just a story for children; a realization that evil is a “parasite, not
an original thing” is at the heart of this truth. A bad man, to be “effectively bad,”
Author: Terry L. Miethe
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.
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Author: Paul McCusker
Publisher: Tyndale House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth? C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis’s series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.
This scintiallating collection confirms C.S. Lewis's reputation as one of the leading writers and thinkers of our age.
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
This work brings together Lewis's legendary broadcast talks of the war years, talks in which he set out simply to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis provides an opportunity for believers and non-believers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
e Mere Christianity: Uncommon Truth in Common Language Joel D. Heck
INTRODUCTION "Ever since I became a Christian I have thought that the best,
perhaps the only, service I could do for my unbelieving neighbors was to explain
Author: Bruce L. Edwards
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
title Mere Catholicism is, of course, meant to remind us of C. S. Lewis's classic
Mere Christianity (1952). ... addressed to believers and unbelievers alike, Father
Ian Ker is writing not only for Christians and non-Christians but to confirm
Author: Ian Ker
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Mere Catholicism explains in easily accessible, non-technical language the fundamental doctrines of Catholicism. It also shows how these doctrines follow naturally from the fundamental doctrines common to orthodox Christians ("mere Christianity"). Catholicism can mystify or even repel other Christians, while its complexities can confuse Catholics themselves. Ian Ker's stimulating book makes Catholicism come alive as the fullness of Christianity.
In Discipleship with C.S. Lewis, Dr. Joel Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute has provided a practical guide to understanding and living out the core teachings and practices of the Christian faith through short readings from the ...
Author: Joel Woodruff
Publisher: CSLI Press
In Discipleship with C.S. Lewis, Dr. Joel Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute has provided a practical guide to understanding and living out the core teachings and practices of the Christian faith through short readings from the Bible and C.S. Lewis's classic, Mere Christianity. Perfect for use by believers and seekers alike, it has been designed for use in mentoring relationships and small group settings. Discipleship with C.S. Lewis, as opposed to more academic or apologetics-oriented studies of Mere Christianity, is written with a view toward practical Christian discipleship of heart and mind. Mere Christianity, named the most influential Christian book of the 20th century by Christianity Today, has often been used as an apologetics and evangelistic tool, but at its core it is a discipleship training manual for followers of Jesus Christ. This engaging study will help participants develop an understanding of the biblical passages behind the main themes and ideas presented in Lewis's writing. Participants will be encouraged to apply the takeaways in each session through concrete steps that influence their daily lives and help them become more faithful and fruitful disciples of Jesus Christ. If C.S. Lewis were present with us today, he would probably take great pleasure knowing that his writings on "mere Christianity" continue to train men and women to spread the love and good news of the Gospel in the midst of "enemy-occupied territory."
The classic work commonly known as Mere Christianity is actually a four-book series which explores the common ground upon which all Christians stand.
Author: Stacy Farrell
In this "Age of Tolerance," Christians are in danger of forgetting (or never learning) what distinguishes a Christian worldview from other worldviews. The Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal is a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview. The classic work commonly known as Mere Christianity is actually a four-book series which explores the common ground upon which all Christians stand. It brings together Lewis' legendary radio talks broadcast during World War II previously published as: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe, What Christians Believe, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality (or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity), and provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.Originally created to be a companion resource to Philosophy Adventure, the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal may also be used as group or independent study for teenagers or adults. It provides 10-16 questions for each chapter which can be discussed in: co-ops, classrooms, Sunday schools, small groups, homeschools, and families.
5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers.
FORGIVENESS OF SINS IN MERE CHRISTIANITY LEWIS DECLARES that
Christianity tells us to repent and promises forgiveness . Therefore Christianity
has no relevance to people who do not think they have done anything wrong ,
Author: Will Vaus
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Provides an exposition of the theology of C.S. Lewis, including discussion of his beliefs on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Creation, free will, masculinity, femininity, and facets of heaven.
This book is a great instrument to use to help you make the very important and real distinction between God and religion.
Author: Bob Johnson
C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity has been read by millions of people over the last six decades. Not surprisingly, it is most popular with Christians who see it as demonstrating the reasonableness of Christianity. However, if we follow the advice of philosophy and objectively apply our innate God-given reason to the arguments Lewis puts forward for Christianity, we soon see they are painfully lacking. No matter how hard Lewis attempts to unite innate God-given reason and Christianity, he fails. An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity helps the reader to realize not only the absurdity of Lewis' arguments, but it points the reader to a much more profound appreciation of God and of God's gift to us of innate reason. This book is a great instrument to use to help you make the very important and real distinction between God and religion.
The book is called Beyond Mere Christianity for two reasons.
Author: Brandon Toropov
Publisher: Darussalam Publishers
The book is called Beyond Mere Christianity for two reasons. First, in response to C.S. Lewis' influential 1952 work, Mere Christianity, which stands as a masterpiece of Christian apologetics. The second reason, perhaps less obvious, is that a case can be made, based on current, responsible Gospel scholarship, that Jesus was calling his people to the Salvation that lies beyond the worship of the merely created, the Salvation that relies instead on the direct worship of the Creator. I believe emphatically that the authentic words of Jesus invite us to move beyond what is conventionally understood as Christianity for this Salvation. Looking at the popularity of the book and importance of the subject, Darussalam Publishers has digitized the book. Download and read on your e-readers.
This carefully crafted ebook: "MERE CHRISTIANITY (Including The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour and Beyond Personality)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
Author: C. S. Lewis
This carefully crafted ebook: "MERE CHRISTIANITY (Including The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour and Beyond Personality)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Mere Christianity is a theological book and is considered a classic of Christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets: The Case for Christianity (1942), Christian Behaviour (1943), and Beyond Personality (1944). Lewis, an Anglican, intended to describe the Christian common ground. In Mere Christianity, he aims at avoiding controversies to explain fundamental teachings of Christianity, for the sake of those basically educated as well as the intellectuals of his generation, for whom the jargon of formal Christian theology did not retain its original meaning. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.
Perfect for small group sessions this interactive workbook includes daily, individual study as well as a complete appendix and commentary to supplement and further clarify certain topics.
Author: Steven Urban
Mere Christianity Study Guide takes participants through a study of C.S. Lewis's classic, Mere Christianity. Yet despite its recognition as a "classic," there is surprisingly little available today in terms of a serious study course. This 12-week Bible study digs deep into each chapter and in turn into Lewis's thoughts. Perfect for small group sessions this interactive workbook includes daily, individual study as well as a complete appendix and commentary to supplement and further clarify certain topics. The Mere Christianity Study Guide includes 12 Week Bible study with multiple week options, interactive workbook with daily study, complete appendix for commentary and to go deeper, study questions ideal for group discussion, and answers to all questions included online.
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Category: Christian ethics
As a result, book is called "Mere Christianity: For Kids" as a nod to C.S. Lewis.
Author: D Joseph Remington
Publisher: Independently Published
As a Christian parent, the author, D Joseph "Ren" Remington, wanted to teach his seven-year-old daughter about being part of the Christian Family. To that end, he considered the catechisms used by various denominations and found them all lacking for his purpose. They all struck Ren to be a series of stilted questions with answers that a child would never give except for rote memorization which didn't strike him as very "natural". The inadequacy of such catechisms for teaching the Christian Faith to children today is highlighted by some very sobering statistics. One study has shown that 40-50% of children from "good families" and involved in youth groups will drift away from God after they leave high school. Other researchers say as many as 80% of such believers will drift away from God by the age 29. As someone who's actually been tested by the heathen/pagan/atheist masses, Ren believes the larger part of the problem is that the kids today just aren't being prepared to execute St. Peter's exhortation to "be ready with answers for the reason for our hope" (1Pt 3:15). The issue is an unhealthy reliance on assumptions - assumptions that those outside forces won't necessarily share. For instance, how do we know God exists? "Because the Bible tells me so" isn't going to cut it when today's kids run into skeptics that will tear such reasoning to philosophical shreds. So then, Ren took it upon himself to come up with a more structured approach to his daughter's upbringing in the Christian Family. Over the course of three months, he had a series of thirteen 5-10 minute conversations with her about God and Church. Ren used CS Lewis' approach to explaining Christianity because he wants his daughter to have it "written upon her heart" (Heb 10:16) and not just a bunch of regurgitated memory verses. As a result, book is called "Mere Christianity: For Kids" as a nod to C.S. Lewis. It is Ren's fervent hope that all readers, adult and child, learn something here as God desires for everyone to genuinely seek to know him better and his will for us.
defend Christianity itself, not Anglican or Roman Catholic, not Methodist or
Baptist, not Presbyterian or Evangelical. Why? He sought to defend what he
famously called “Mere Christianity,” which was not his own personal religion, or
his own ...
Author: P. H. Brazier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This bibliography and resource consists of a chronological introduction to the development of Lewis's works, a copious bibliography and a guide to the study of Lewis, an introductory essay on Christology in Lewis, and a glossary for those unfamiliar with some of the background and terms to Lewis's understanding of revelation and the Christ. It will be an invaluable resource for all scholars of C. S. Lewis. The bibliography stands alone but it also serves to complement the three volumes of the series C. S. Lewis, Revelation, and the Christ.