By C. S. Lewis

"He believed that such difficulties had at the very least crucial solutions and set out like a hound at the smell of a fox to discover them. He loved solutions greater than questions." – from the Preface

C.S. Lewis believed within the absolute common sense of religion; his books, letters, and essays confirmed the immutability of faith in his existence. This assortment mines their pages to carry out a few of his crucial classes and to exhibit the subjects that supplied the basis for his philosophy: the character of guy, the ethical international, Sin, The Christian dedication, Love and intercourse, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that used to be occasionally whimsical, frequently provocative, and consistently emotionally compelling. the following, then, is an anthology to come to back and again—whenever we such a lot desire knowledge, perception into how top to combat with a selected problem, or just the type of unforeseen standpoint Lewis continuously provides.


"Lewis's remorseless pursuit of readability, his extreme ethical problem, [and] the strange hue of fantasy, faerie, and Eden which informs all his paintings . . . those are the following, and in share to how one might locate them if one have been to learn each Lewis ever published." —New York occasions e-book Review

"A entire reminder of the wit, realizing, braveness, rules, and prejudices of 1 of the good lay preachers of our time."—Times Literary Supplement

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of many nice writers of the 20 th century, additionally remains to be one in every of our such a lot influential Christian thinkers. He wrote greater than thirty books, either well known and scholarly, together with The Chronicles of Narnia sequence, The Screwtape Letters, The 4 Loves, Mere Christianity, and stunned through pleasure.

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Truth is the sure apprehension of real Being,”27 the real Being that appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush and in the flesh of the person of Christ. , are nonbeing) for what is immutable and selfsubsisting is to be separated from the light of truth. Like Moses, we are to purify ourselves by divesting our minds of false opinions about what is real Being. Gregory’s self-conscious employment of Platonic terminology raises the same concerns that Nicholas of Cusa will later face. At issue is 26.

The passage continues, “..... partaking with the archetype both in rank and in name ..... but instead of the purple robe, clothed in virtue ..... ” MM IV, 1, 391. 11. MM VII, 1, 392. ”14 Gregory’s view of the body is relevant to theosis because it distinguishes him from the more Platonic thought of Origen and because it is one of his similarities with Nicholas of Cusa. Body and soul are inseparable because the creation of the material world is a result of divine purpose. 15 12. ” MM XIII, 5, 400.

Its created being itself makes a true theosis possible. If the world were merely an emergence from a higher substance, the eschaton would lack the tension and promise that it holds in Christian theology, and its existence in time would be evacuated of significance. Creation has reality apart from God (albeit a lesser reality) to be divinized, and it has purpose in its actual, material, time-bound character. Gregory develops a doctrine of creation and an anthropology that are the foundation for a soteriology of deification.

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