Evenings with Lewis: Mere Christianity

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Cost: No Cost!

Time: 5:30pm, Starting 4/26

Bring: Please bring a copy of Lewis’ Mere Christianity

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Location: Carpe Cafe, 115 Front St, Smyrna, TN

 

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C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is regarded as a classic work.  Famous for his fiction works such as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Lewis was also a prolific writer regarding Christianity.  Books such as The Abolition of Man, The Problem of Pain, Miracles and The Screwtape Letters all dealt with critical aspects of faith.

Lewis’ work is robust and comes out of his experience of being an atheist for many years. He once described his conversion to Christianity this way:

“You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me. In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” (from The Problem of Pain)

Mere Christianity originated as a series of fifteen-minute radio talks addressed to a very general audience, undertaking to give a general account of Christian belief. It begins with a discussion of some reasons for believing that God exists, and why it matters that He does, and then continues with an account of the redeeming work of God in Christ. It includes a discussion of Christian moral standards, and Trinitarian theology. Throughout, the author undertakes to confine himself to the common Christian core of belief, and to steer clear of disagreements between denominations — hence the word MERE in the title.  (from Into the Wardobe-A C.S. Lewis Website)

 

A Brief Biography of Lewis

BBC Article on Lewis

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