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Mere Christianity : a revised and enlarged edition, with a new introduction, of the three books The case for Christianity, Christian behaviour, and Beyond personality

Author: C S Lewis
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 1952.
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In this one-volume edition, Mr. Lewis explains that his purpose is not to convert to any single denomination, but to prove that in the centre of each "there is a something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice." It is this central core of agreement that leads the author to speak of the nobility of a "mere"  Read more...
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Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.
Mere Christianity.
New York : Macmillan, 1952
(OCoLC)646984381
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Lewis
OCLC Number: 181614
Notes: "The contents of this book were first given on the air, and then published in three separate parts as The case for Christianity (1943), Christian behaviour (1943), and Beyond personality (1945)"--Preface.
Description: xiv, 175 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe. The law of human nature ; Some objections ; The reality of the law ; What lies behind the law ; We have cause to be uneasy --
What Christians believe. The rival conceptions of God ; The invasion ; The shocking alternative ; The perfect penitent ; The practical conclusion --
Christian behaviour. The three parts of morality ; The "cardinal virtues" ; Social morality ; Morality and psychoanalysis ; Sexual morality ; Christian marriage ; Forgiveness ; The great sin ; Charity ; Hope ; Faith ; Faith --
Beyond personality, or, First steps in the doctrine of the Trinity. Making and begetting ; The three-personal God ; Time and beyond time ; Good infection ; The obstinate toy soldiers ; Two notes ; Let's pretend ; Is Christianity hard or easy? ; Counting the cost ; Nice people or new men ; The new men.
Responsibility: by C.S. Lewis.

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In this one-volume edition, Mr. Lewis explains that his purpose is not to convert to any single denomination, but to prove that in the centre of each "there is a something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice." It is this central core of agreement that leads the author to speak of the nobility of a "mere" Christianity.

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