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Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity

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In 1943 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C.S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity.More than half a century after the original lectures, they continue to retaintheir poignancy. First heard as informal radio broadcasts, the lectures were then published as three books and subsequently combined as "Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis proves that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperement, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice, " rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. This twentieth-century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike hear a powerful, rational case for the Chrisitan faith.

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  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN: 0060652888
  • ISBN-13: 9780060652883
  • UPC: 9780060652883
  • SKU: 0060652888
  • Release Date: March 17, 2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Height: .99 inches
  • Width: 5.84 inches
  • Length: 8.54 inches
  • Weight: .93 pounds
  • Vendor Code: 0060649232

About the Author


C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was an Irish-born British novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is also known for his fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.

Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to Christianity, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England". His conversion had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

In 1956, he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45.

Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on 22 November 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author died, Aldous Huxley.

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