(mere christianity, 69-75) lewis goes on to allow those of little or no faith to have a window into basic morality as well, with his writings on the cardinal virtues these are four of seven humanist virtues that all civilized people must possess, he claims. Mere christianity - book iii: chapter 3 social morality summary & analysis c s lewis this study guide consists of approximately 49 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of mere christianity. I wonder, have you read mere christianity in its entirety from an evolutionary point of view, the basis of human morality is very clear: morality is a human instinct, much like language, much like the fear of being alone in dark woods, or the desire to walk upright. Rationality is the tack lewis takes in mere christianity in book 1 he works to build the foundations of his apology, or defense, of christianity as the answer to these profound, universal questions in book 1 he works to build the foundations of his apology, or defense, of christianity as the answer to these profound, universal questions. In the classic mere christianity, cs lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of christian faith stand together.
Morality, then, seems to be concerned with three things firstly, with fair play and harmony between individuals secondly, with what might be called tidying up or harmonising the things inside each individual. Mere christianity is full of memorable and powerful revelations that elucidate the foundations of christian theology, our relationship to god, and the meaning of life only cs lewis could summarize such broad concepts so eloquently without coming across as overly-religious or preachy. Learn mere christianity with free interactive flashcards choose from 316 different sets of mere christianity flashcards on quizlet. #mere christianity by c s lewis ##3 christian behaviour ###33 social morality the first thing to get clear about christian morality between man and man is that in this department christ did not come to preach any brand new morality.
Mere christianity, c s lewis book iii - chapter 1: the three parts of morality 1 lewis says, in reality, moral rules are _____ for running the human machine. Lewis refers to this sense f value in his work, mere christianity, as the law of human nature or moral law, simply because the human idea of decent behavior [is] known to everyone (5. Picking back up my notes for cs lewis' mere christianity notes & quotes 1 christ did not preach a brand new morality the golden rule of the new testament (do as you would be done by) is a summing up of what everyone, at bottom, had always known to be right. Mere morality: what god expects from ordinary people - kindle edition by lewis b smedes download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading mere morality: what god expects from ordinary people.
Mere christianity  is a theological book by c s lewis, adapted from a series of bbc radio talks made between 1942 and 1944, while lewis was at oxford during world war ii. In chapter 4 of mere christianity, cs lewis contrasts two views of what this universe really is and how it came to be, the materialist view which claims that matter and space just happen to exist versus the religious view which claims that what is behind the universe is more like a mind than anything else we know. The moral law tells us the tune we have to play our instincts are merely the keys: so instincts are desires but the moral law tells us if they are appropriate or right what answer number 2 to objection 2.
Mere christianity by c s lewis is one of the most interesting and engaging presentations of core christian beliefs and argumentation. The lighthouse of christianity shines because it is based on the reality of an objective and universal moral code that we mysteriously know & have broken. The argument from morality is an argument for the existence of godarguments from morality tend to be based on moral normativity or moral order arguments from moral normativity observe some aspect of morality and argue that god is the best or only explanation for this, concluding that god must exist.
Return to books cs lewis on social morality from - mere christianity - (book 3, chapter 3) copyright 1943, 1945, 1952 by macmillan publishing co, inc the golden rule of the new testament (do as you would be done by) is a summing up of what everyone, at bottom, had always known to be right. #mere christianity by c s lewis ##3 christian behaviour ###34 morality and psychoanalysis i have said that we should never get a christian society unless most of us became christian individuals.
Mere christianity is lewis's most popular apologetic work it is short, easy-to-read and highly ambitious it is short, easy-to-read and highly ambitious in a slim volume, lewis attempts to defeat relativism, materialism and atheism, whilst defending moral realism and christian salvation. Mere christianity is one of the most famous and most read christian books but sometimes even classics are taken for granted here are five great quotes from the book, with questions for reflection, to stimulate your thinking about life, god, and meaningful conversations with friends: 1 ever. Essay on mere christianity by cs lewis - salvation is an important part of the catholic religion as a non-religious student, i have had to rely heavily on the definition of salvation from the teachings in my class.