Mere Lewis

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:18 AM

I started re-reading Mere Christianity yesterday, numerous years after my first pass through it. I had forgotten what a joy that book is. C.S. Lewis had such a gift for stating things clearly and precisely, not to mention interestingly. I started highlighting parts that stuck out to me, and I had to hold back so that I wouldn't highlight the whole thing. I was talking to someone today about how much more I was getting out of the book this time, and I got a lot out of it the first time around.

Now if only people accepted Lewis' push for “mere Christianity” — focusing on the essentials and not the minutia that divide the Church for very little reason…

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Re: Mere Lewis

Have you ever read Lewis The Abolition of Man?

Posted by kevin - Mar 04, 2005 | 7:24 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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I have not read much Lewis, I would like to read mere Christianity.

Posted by Pressed - Mar 04, 2005 | 6:59 PM- Location: MO

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I’ve read a substantial shelf of his books. I suppose I may have to do it again some day. I managed to get a fat volume with a lot of his lesser known stuff.

Posted by Ed Hurst - Mar 05, 2005 | 1:46 AM- Location: Rural SE Texas

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Kevin — no I haven’t. Do you recommend it?

Pressed, you really should. Everyone should be required to read Mere Christianity, IMO. :-)

Ed — that volume sounds interesting. What’s it called?

Once I get through Mere Christianity for the second time, finish the Screwtape letters and Miracles, I think I might do something really different and track down a copy of his space trilogy (yes, I’m a scifi kind of guy).

Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Mar 05, 2005 | 5:24 AM- Location: Missouri

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Would that be The Essential CS Lewis, Ed? That’s where I found Abolition and a number of other interesting works.

Abolition is a philosophy work, in a completely different tone than the Lewis writings we’re used to, but makes some really good points. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to think and chew. :)

Posted by kevin - Mar 05, 2005 | 8:24 AM- Location: Milwaukie, OR

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No, that wolume I have is a cheap anthology called “The Collected Works of C.S. Lewis” from Inspirational Press. Contains “The Pilgrim’s Regress”, “Christian Reflections” and “God in the Dock”. I have read the space trilogy, and have a paperback set of Narnia Series and a set of six others from MacMillan paperbacks. “Abolition of Man” is included in the latter.

Posted by Ed Hurst - Mar 05, 2005 | 6:57 PM- Location: Rural SE Texas

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