C.S. Lewis

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The Man Who Was Thursday, the Nightmare of Modernity, and the Days of Creation

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton From the April 9, 2002 lecture at Seattle Pacific University This book is not a dispassionate philosophical treatise. Instead, it’s the account of a desperate war with high stakes: the future of human society hangs in the balance. This, Chesterton tells us, is what is really at issue when Gabriel Read More ›

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Seeing Hell through the Reason and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis reluctantly addressed the subject in his writings. In The Problem of Pain he admitted that there is no Christian doctrine that he'd rather remove more than the doctrine of Hell. Read More ›
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Richard Baxter and the Origin of “Mere Christianity”

"Mere Christianity" was the term C. S. Lewis employed to describe essential Christianity — those core Christian beliefs held through the ages by Catholics and Protestants alike. What most people don't realize is that Lewis adapted this term from an author who wrote more than three hundred years ago. The author's name was Richard Baxter, and his writings on the "essentials" of Christianity provide a useful background to the views articulated by Lewis. Read More ›

C. S. Lewis and the Materialist Menace

The following is edited from an address delivered on July 15, 1996 as part of the annual C. S. Lewis Institute at Seattle Pacific University. The author would like to thank Prof. Michael Macdonald for his encouragement and for inviting the author to present the lecture. During the summer of 1932, Oxford don C. S. Lewis traveled to Ireland to Read More ›