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by C. S. Lewis




C.S. Lewis had the unusual ability to use, with scintillating brillance, the resources of wit and learning in the service of the Christian faith. While many readers are familiar with Lewiss full-length books, fewer have had opportunity to sample the diverse range of his shorter, more concise writings. The wide variety of his interests is clearly evident in Christian Reflections.
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ISBN: 0802814301
ISBN13: 978-0802814302
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
Author: C. S. Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (February 3, 1986)
Pages: 176 pages
ePUB size: 1905 kb
FB2 size: 1910 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 236
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Golden Lama
Though by his own admission, Lewis is no theologian, his essays and speeches on the Christian views of various topics will be valuable to any Christian reader. Is this work as cohesive as "Mere Christianity" or as witty as "Screwtape"? Certainly not; however, this work does two things: (1) It broadens our understanding of Lewis' thought. (2) It provides us with deep probing thoughts on the matters addressed.

In this work, Lewis deals with a Christian approach to literature and aesthetics, an apologetic for the spiritual nature of Christian worship, a discussion of the topic of ethics and whether a "Christian" ethic should be taught to the world, an apologetic response to those who claim that the purpose of nature is merely futile, an attack on post-modern subjectivity, an attack on the theory of evolution and a suggestion on how others should do the same, a discussion on Church Music, a debate on how Christians should view history, an analysis of some imprecatory Psalms, a discussion of the connection between emotions and thought in language, a difficult question on how Christians should pray (left unresolved), a blistering attack on higher criticism, and an apologetic reply to the Russian cosmonaut who stated that he had been in space and did not see God.

I am certain that there are other works that include much more of the shorter writings of Lewis, but this succinct set of works will prove immensely valuable to the reader.
Thorgaginn
I love everything by C. S. Lewis, and am trying to read through everything he has ever written (that I can find, anyway). This is a book of collected philosophical and theological essays, most of which appear to be transcripts or manuscripts from lectures and talks he gave at various places and various times during his career.

The essays range from the place of Christianity within literature and culture, all the way to talking about Lewis' distaste for church music and 20th Century European Historical Criticism.

Most of these essays were more technical than other essays from Lewis, and most readers will probably find the content and ideas a little too advanced for their taste. I got bored by several of the essays, especially since the questions which were being asked during the life of C. S. Lewis are not really being asked any longer.

Nevertheless, I did find his essays on Church Music, the Psalms, Petitionary Prayer, Biblical Criticism, and The Seeing Eye (about the possibility of aliens on other planets) to be insightful and "classic C. S. Lewis."
MARK BEN FORD
Not an easy read, but then that is why I bought it. Points well thought out.
greed style
Wanted to read this for a long time. Finally got it in a form that's convenient for me and my library. Lewis has a unique way of 'getting to the real stuff' that matters. That's why I've always liked his writings.
Malien
A collection of beautiful and challenging works by a brilliant author.
Kadar
An excellent read from Mr. Lewis!
Mbon
I am about halfway through the book, it is very thought provoking. The nice thing about this book is that you can pick and choose which article (chapter) to read or reread.
I bought this book for college and it was a very good book to challenge you and how you think.