Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: William Collins
Release Date: 2017-07-13
Special 65th Anniversary Edition One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, 'Mere Christianity' has sold millions of copies worldwide. The book brings together C.S. Lewis's legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to 'explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times'. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, Mere Christianity provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company
Release Date: 1984
First broadcast as informal radio "talks" and later published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality are presented together in Mere Christianity. In his remarkably direct and accessible style, the renowned Christian apologist shows how the power of Christianity manifests itself -- not in any single denomination but as "mere" Christianity, a total force. For Lewis sets out to prove only that "in the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergencies of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice." - Back cover.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Release Date: 2001-02-06
A forceful and accessible discussion of Christian belief that has become one of the most popular introductions to Christianity and one of the most popular of Lewis's books. Uncovers common ground upon which all Christians can stand together.
Author: George M. Marsden
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent and winsome defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and much-beloved book. George Marsden describes how Lewis gradually went from being an atheist to a committed Anglican—famously converting to Christianity in 1931 after conversing into the night with his friends J. R. R. Tolkien and Hugh Dyson—and how Lewis delivered his wartime talks to a traumatized British nation in the midst of an all-out war for survival. Marsden recounts how versions of those talks were collected together in 1952 under the title Mere Christianity, and how the book went on to become one of the most widely read presentations of essential Christianity ever published, particularly among American evangelicals. He examines its role in the conversion experiences of such figures as Charles Colson, who read the book while facing arrest for his role in the Watergate scandal. Marsden explores its relationship with Lewis's Narnia books and other writings, and explains why Lewis's plainspoken case for Christianity continues to have its critics and ardent admirers to this day. With uncommon clarity and grace, Marsden provides invaluable new insights into this modern spiritual classic.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2004-06-29
Mere Christianity Journal is the ideal companion to Mere Christianity -- the beloved classic of Christian literature and the bestselling of all of Lewis's adult works. This reader's journal is a celebration of one of Lewis's most popular and influential works. By serving as a thoughtful guide to further meditation on the central issues Lewis raises, this journal provides Lewis readers with a guide for deeper reflection. The journal includes an elegant interior design, ample quotes from Mere Christianity, thoughtful questions centered on Lewis's wise words and plenty of room for reader's thoughts and ideas.
Author: Steven Urban
Publisher: Brown Chair Books
Release Date: 2014-06
Mere Christianity Study Guide takes participants through a study of C.S. Lewis's classic, Mere Christianity. Yet despite its recognition as a "classic," there is surprisingly little available today in terms of a serious study course. This 12-week Bible study digs deep into each chapter and in turn into Lewis's thoughts. Perfect for small group sessions this interactive workbook includes daily, individual study as well as a complete appendix and commentary to supplement and further clarify certain topics. The Mere Christianity Study Guide includes 12 Week Bible study with multiple week options, interactive workbook with daily study, complete appendix for commentary and to go deeper, study questions ideal for group discussion, and answers to all questions included online.
Author: Bob Johnson
Release Date: 2013-06-27
C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity has been read by millions of people over the last six decades. Not surprisingly, it is most popular with Christians who see it as demonstrating the reasonableness of Christianity. However, if we follow the advice of philosophy and objectively apply our innate God-given reason to the arguments Lewis puts forward for Christianity, we soon see they are painfully lacking. No matter how hard Lewis attempts to unite innate God-given reason and Christianity, he fails. An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity helps the reader to realize not only the absurdity of Lewis' arguments, but it points the reader to a much more profound appreciation of God and of God's gift to us of innate reason. This book is a great instrument to use to help you make the very important and real distinction between God and religion.
Author: C. S. Lewis
Release Date: 2007-02-06
Seven Spiritual Masterworks by C. S. Lewis This classic collection includes C. S. Lewis's most important spiritual works: Mere Christianity The Screwtape Letters The Great Divorce The Problem of Pain Miracles A Grief Observed The Abolition of Man
The book is called Beyond Mere Christianity for two reasons. First, in response to C.S. Lewis' influential 1952 work, Mere Christianity, which stands as a masterpiece of Christian apologetics. The second reason, perhaps less obvious, is that a case can be made, based on current, responsible Gospel scholarship, that Jesus was calling his people to the Salvation that lies beyond the worship of the merely created, the Salvation that relies instead on the direct worship of the Creator. I believe emphatically that the authentic words of Jesus invite us to move beyond what is conventionally understood as Christianity for this Salvation. Looking at the popularity of the book and importance of the subject, Darussalam Publishers has digitized the book. Download and read on your e-readers.