Compelling Reason (C.S.Lewis) PAPERBACK

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‘You can only find out the rights and wrongs by Reasoning – never by being rude about your opponent's psychology.'
For C. S. Lewis, reason and logic are the sensible way to approach faith and ethics. Much of the 20th century's ills are caused by ill-founded beliefs and opinions. Lewis's original approach remains as vital today as ever. He is able to take the most convoluted subject, turn it side on and shed bright illumination on it. A collection of 24 essays.

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‘You can only find out the rights and wrongs by Reasoning – never by being rude about your opponent's psychology.'

For C. S. Lewis, reason and logic are the sensible way to approach faith and ethics. Much of the 20th century's ills are caused by ill-founded beliefs and opinions.

Lewis's original approach remains as vital today as ever. He is able to take the most convoluted subject, turn it side on and shed bright illumination on it. To be able to see along things rather than at them – just like a beam of sunlight that invades the darkness of a toolshed – is, to Lewis, the way to understanding.

Written variously between 1940 and 1962, this collection of essays represents the best of Lewis's considerable wisdom on the great ethical and theological concerns of the day.

ESSAY TITLES
 1. Why I Am Not a Pacifist
 2. Bulverism
 3. First and Second Things
 4. Equality
 5. Three Kinds of Men
 6. 'Horrid Red Things'
 7. Democratic Education
 8. A Dream
 9. Is English Doomed?
10. Meditation in a Toolshed
11. Hedonics
12. Christian Apologetics
13. The Decline of Religion
14. Religion Without Dogma?
15. Vivisection
16. Modern Translations of the Bible
17. On Living in an Atomic Age
18. The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment
19. The Pains of Animals
20. Is Theism Important?
21. Xmas and Christmas
22. Prudery and Philology
23. Is History Bunk?
24. Willing Slaves of the Welfare State


"I find I am constantly realising realising that I owe many of my most basic convictions about the Christian faith to Lewis's imagination." - Rowan Williams

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Compelling Reason (C.S.Lewis) PAPERBACK

Compelling Reason (C.S.Lewis) PAPERBACK

‘You can only find out the rights and wrongs by Reasoning – never by being rude about your opponent's psychology.'
For C. S. Lewis, reason and logic are the sensible way to approach faith and ethics. Much of the 20th century's ills are caused by ill-founded beliefs and opinions. Lewis's original approach remains as vital today as ever. He is able to take the most convoluted subject, turn it side on and shed bright illumination on it. A collection of 24 essays.

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