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"A few centuries earlier... they still connected thinking with doing and were prepared to alter their way of life as the result of a chain of reasoning."

The above quote opens the insightful observations of human behavior in The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. Chapter one intrigues the intellectual and academic believer. Screwtape argues that sincere intellectual thought will increase one’s commitment to faith. 848 more words

Quotations

C.S. Lewis in The Christian Century

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Reflections

Fascinating Facts Series on The Screwtape Letters

The C.S. Lewis Minute blog began back in late 2011 as a way for me to share my renewed interest in reading books by C.S. Lewis. 232 more words

Books

Words of the Week 2/2016 - C.S. Lewis

Words of the Week 2/2016

C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. 52 more words

Entertainment

The Screwtape Letters: 7-12

7: The letter opens with Screwtape describing how Wormwood can conceal his existence by filling the patient’s mind with images of stereotypical devils, thus rendering them “silly”. 1,939 more words

Philosophy

The Screwtape Letters: Preface - 6

Preface: Lewis does something neat here: clearly a work of fiction (or is it?) introduced with the idea that this correspondence materialized without reason (or is there?) In the way Lewis wrote this preface, the reader is given the impression that this should be treated like a real correspondence but at the same time Lewis lets the reader know this is a work of fiction in the way the book is presented: the cover jacket, the introduction and book format, the categorization as “Fiction”. 1,944 more words

Philosophy

Overheard Wisdom for the Weekend

Overheard Wisdom

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God.” 103 more words

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