C. S. Lewis : Readings for Meditation and Reflection

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-12
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Known throughout the world as the intellect behind The Chronicles of Narnia and as the twentieth century's most influential Christian writer, C. S. Lewis has stirred millions of readers through his probing insights, passionate arguments, and provocative questions about God, love, life, and death. Gathered from the mass of his published works -- including The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Four Loves, and God in the Dock -- as well as from letters, essays, and less familiar writings, this compendium contains a cross section of Lewis's finest work.

Author Biography

Clive Staples Lewis taught Renaissance and Medieval Literature at Cambridge University in England until his death in 1963.

Table of Contents

The Lion and the Streamp. 1
The Intolerable Complimentp. 2
The Lord of Terrible Aspectp. 3
The Cost of Discipleshipp. 4
Can't You Lead a Good Life Without Believing in Christianity?p. 6
The Christian and the Materialistp. 8
Can Someone Lead a Good Life Without Christianity?p. 10
Will Christianity Help Me?p. 12
First and Second Thingsp. 14
The First Jobp. 16
The Invasionp. 18
The Personality of Jesusp. 20
What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?p. 22
Christ Has No Parallel in Other Religionsp. 25
God Has Come Down into the Created Universep. 28
Screwtape Explains Hell's Invention of the "Historical Jesus"p. 30
God as Manp. 32
Counting the Costp. 33
Half-hearted Creaturesp. 35
To Be Loved by Godp. 37
"Ordinary" Peoplep. 38
Becoming Clean Mirrorsp. 39
Screwtape on Hell's Idea of Humilityp. 41
We Delight to Praisep. 43
Why We Need a Mapp. 45
Natural Lawp. 48
Morality Cannot Become "Stagnant"p. 50
Looking "Along" and Looking "At"p. 52
Belief in Miraclesp. 54
A Caution about Metaphorsp. 56
Prayerp. 57
The Prayer Preceding All Prayersp. 59
The Trouble with "X"p. 61
Forgiving and Excusingp. 63
Confessionp. 65
Emotional Reactionp. 66
God Wants You to Be a Saintp. 67
Encore!p. 69
The Necessity of Painp. 71
Misfortunep. 73
The Divorce of Heaven and Hellp. 75
Hopep. 77
The Great Sinp. 79
Screwtape on Worldlinessp. 82
Sexual Moralityp. 84
Screwtape on Hell's View of Pleasurep. 86
We Have No "Right to Happiness"p. 87
Liking and Lovingp. 90
On Prayingp. 92
Ready-made Prayersp. 94
Prayer and Timep. 96
Screwtape on Timep. 98
Screwtape Gives Hell's View of the Presentp. 100
"Do I Believe?"p. 102
The Christian View of Sufferingp. 103
Anxietyp. 105
Guiltp. 107
Screwtape Explains to Wormwood Why God Will Not Over-ride Human Free-willp. 109
Gift-love and Need-lovep. 111
Love 1: Affectionp. 113
Love 2: Friendshipp. 115
Love 3: Erosp. 117
The Distractions of Domesticityp. 119
Brother Assp. 120
When Eros Becomes a Demonp. 122
Love 4: Charityp. 124
Supernatural Need-love of God and of One Anotherp. 126
"Hating" the People We Lovep. 128
To Love Is to Be Vulnerablep. 130
Consciousness of Sinp. 131
The Central Selfp. 133
A Fifth-columnist in the Soulp. 135
A Cautionp. 137
Nice People or New Menp. 138
The Perfect Critiquep. 140
The Second Comingp. 142
The Secret We Cannot Hide and Cannot Tellp. 144
First and Last Lovep. 146
Purgatoryp. 148
New Men in Christp. 149
Heavenp. 151
A Final Word from Aslanp. 154
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