Christian Belief And Theology : Lewis ' Mere Christianity Essays

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Lewis’ Mere Christianity is such a powerful message and a truly magnificent introduction to Christianity. He doesn’t sugarcoat the truth but speaks boldly with love, grace, and conviction. Dividing his book into four parts, Lewis discusses the foundation of Christian belief and theology. In the first section “Right And Wrong As A Clue To The Meaning Of The Universe”, Lewis argues that every man is born with a sense of morality, a moral compass. He goes on to contend that if a moral law exists, it requires a moral law giver. Expounding on this conclusion in section 2 “What Christians Believe”, Lewis confronts dualism and presents his argument for Christianity, “We are faced, then, with a frightening alternative. This man we are talking about [Christ] either was (and is) just what he said or else is a lunatic, or something worse. Now it seems to me obvious that he was neither a lunatic nor a fiend: and consequently, however strange or terrifying or unlikely it may seem, I have to accept the view that He was and is God.” After giving a strong foundation for the Christian worldview, Lewis spends the next section “Christian Behavior” discussing Christian morality and values and why they are so important. In his fourth and final section “Beyond Personality: Or First Steps In The Doctrine Of The Trinity.”, Lewis discusses theological issues mainly on the nature of the Trinity. The most impactful and deep part of Mere Christianity for me was Forgiveness. Lewis discusses…

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