Prayer: time and again i meet christians who found their faith through cs lewis' writings. A review of cslewis's fern-seed and elephants and other essays on christianity → a review of cs lewis's first and second things posted by adam. I am creating a nuance to the meaning of the the word cs lewis might suggest that i should be more careful with words i was reading his short essay on the death of words the other day and the final two paragraphs stood out (emphasis added.
It is annoying how some assume and assert that cs lewis responded in lingua latina only because he had no italian the updated 1979 prayer book essay in the. Here are fifteen essays that explore three major philosophical themes from the writings of lewis david j baggett, gary r habermas and jerry l walls edit this overview of lewis's philosophical thinking on arguments for christianity, the character of god, theodicy, moral goodness, heaven and hell, a theory of literature and the place of the imagination. Christian reflections has 388 ratings and 37 reviews petitionary prayer: a problem without an answer it is also interesting in that cs lewis by no means. In an essay on prayer, c s lewis suggested that god treats new christians with a special kind of tenderness, much as a parent dotes on a newborn he quotes an experienced christian: i have seen many striking answers to prayer and more than one that i thought miraculous.
Full text of the world s last night and other essays see other formats. Study guide to letters to malcolm: chiefly on prayer by cs lewis introduction letters to malcolm was the final book lewis wrote, and it was published posthumously in 1964 l. Today's featured book comes from the writings of cs lewis browsing my campus library, i found christian reflections, a collection of papers lewis wrote a close friend of his, walter hooper, gathered together these papers after lewis' death and got permissions to print them. A welcome addition to the c s lewis canon, how to pray offers a deeper understanding of our personal tradition of prayer, our faith, and what is means to be a christian show more product details.
In his essay dogma and the universe (from god in the dock) c s lewis speaks about unveiling ourselves before god and learning at first to tolerate and then to enjoy the touch of god on our naked selves this echoes the theology of prayer of st thomas aquinas: a petition is an expression of desire when we call upon god in our. How to pray: reflections and essays - ebook written by c s lewis read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read how to pray: reflections and essays. Does prayer work - cs lewis june 6, 2010 by national house of prayer excerpt from the world's last night and other essays.
C s lewis (2002) the world's last night: and other essays, p16, houghton mifflin harcourt it's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. C s lewis, a grief observed: a study guide in lewis's short essay on petitionary prayer - published originally in atlantic monthly, no less - he describes. The revered teacher and bestselling author of such classic christian works as mere christianity and the screwtape letters, c s lewis here offers wisdom and lessons that illuminate our private dialogue with god—prayer—in this collection drawn from the breadth of his writings. Cs lewis and petitionary prayer in conclusion of his essay, lewis writes, our act, when we pray, must not, any more than all our other acts, be.
Below are excerpts from an essay by c s lewis originally entitled modern theology and biblical criticism lewis read this essay at westcott house, cambridge, on 11 may 1959 lewis read this essay at westcott house, cambridge, on 11 may 1959. This is one of his most famous quotes from an essay (is theology poetry) written by cs lewis and was first presented to the oxford socratic club in 1944 it is as rich as poetry, and addresses several beliefs which present christianity as absolute truth.
Nearly a quarter century after his death on nov 22, 1963, the popularity of cs lewis, who made his living as a literary scholar at oxford and cambridge but is better known for his apologetic and imaginative works of christian literature, refuses to wane. Cbncom - c s lewis left his childhood christian faith to spend years as a determined atheist after finally admitting god existed, lewis gave in and knelt in prayer to become what he described later as the most dejected and reluctant convert in all england lewis's long journey away. The world's last night: and other essays [cs lewis] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in seven witty, lucid, tough-minded essays, lewis considers questions that challenge the faith of modern christians.