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C.S. Lewis and the search for rational religion

Author: John Beversluis
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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"C. S. Lewis wrote that belief in Christianity was the only viable option if one thought honestly and rationally, and famously challenged nonbelievers by writing. "I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him the weight of the evidence is against it." Philosopher John Beversluis accepts Lewis's challenge in his new edition of C. S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: C S Lewis; C S Lewis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Beversluis
ISBN: 9781591025313 1591025311
OCLC Number: 85899079
Description: 363 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: C.S. Lewis as Christian apologist --
The argument from desire --
The case for Christianity --
Morality and the moral argument --
Jesus : Who was He? --
The argument from reason --
Nonbelief --
The problem of contrary evidence --
The problem of evil --
C.S. Lewis's crisis of faith --
Did C.S. Lewis lose his faith --
Specimen.
Responsibility: John Beversluis.
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"C. S. Lewis wrote that belief in Christianity was the only viable option if one thought honestly and rationally, and famously challenged nonbelievers by writing. "I am not asking anyone to accept Christianity if his best reasoning tells him the weight of the evidence is against it." Philosopher John Beversluis accepts Lewis's challenge in his new edition of C. S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion, subjecting each of Lewis's arguments for Christianity to the rigors of logical argument and finding them wanting. Beversluis also investigates C. S. Lewis's crisis of faith and asks whether Lewis lost his faith after the tragic death of his wife. Finally, he argues that Lewis's popularity is largely the result of his effective rhetorical style rather than the validity of his logical arguments."--book jacket.

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