A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis by C. S. Lewis

By C. S. Lewis

"He believed that such difficulties had at the least crucial solutions and set out like a hound at the odor of a fox to discover them. He beloved solutions greater than questions." – from the Preface

C.S. Lewis believed within the absolute good judgment of religion; his books, letters, and essays confirmed the immutability of faith in his lifestyles. This assortment mines their pages to convey out a few of his crucial classes and to exhibit the subjects that supplied the root for his philosophy: the character of guy, the ethical global, Sin, The Christian dedication, Love and intercourse, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that used to be occasionally whimsical, usually provocative, and regularly emotionally compelling. the following, then, is an anthology to come to back and again—whenever we such a lot want knowledge, perception into how top to combat with a selected problem, or just the type of unforeseen standpoint Lewis continually provides.


"Lewis's remorseless pursuit of readability, his severe ethical challenge, [and] the strange hue of delusion, faerie, and Eden which informs all his paintings . . . those are the following, and in share to how one might locate them if one have been to learn each Lewis ever published." —New York instances booklet Review

"A complete reminder of the wit, figuring out, braveness, rules, and prejudices of 1 of the nice lay preachers of our time."—Times Literary Supplement

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of many nice writers of the 20 th century, additionally remains to be one in all our so much influential Christian thinkers. He wrote greater than thirty books, either renowned and scholarly, together with The Chronicles of Narnia sequence, The Screwtape Letters, The 4 Loves, Mere Christianity, and stunned through pleasure.

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In his letter to Bernard, Prior Eberwin described a group of local people whose unusual religious opinions had brought them to the attention of the greater community. With equal parts dismay and disgust, Eberwin described their behaviors and beliefs. “This is the heresy of those people,” he began: They say that theirs alone is the Church, inasmuch as only they follow in the footsteps of Christ. They continue to be the true imitators of the apostolic life, seeking not those things which are of the world, possessing no house, or lands, or anything of their own, even as Christ had no property nor allowed his disciples the right of possession.

And all of them . . ”21 Female Elect played a variety of roles within Languedocian communities, and it can be difficult (perhaps impossible) to distinguish between personal or family engagements and religious purposes. Good Women traveled for the birth of children, family gatherings, and social visits, but also to preach or provide (or receive) training. Dulcie Faure of Villeneuve-la-Comtal, for example, left her husband to stay with the Good Woman of her own village and later moved to Castelnaudary to a house directed by Blanche of Laurac;22 after another year, she entered formal training at yet another community founded by Blanche in the village of Laurac.

Curving along the Mediterranean coast and pushing inland to the Dordogne River, Languedoc extended west to the Pyrenees and east past Avignon, with a diverse geography ranging from the lush plains of lower Languedoc to the mountainous terrain of Provence between the Pyrenees and Alps. In Languedoc, social and political factors were so deeply interconnected with religious influences as to be virtually inextricable; as bishops, popes, and inquisitors would later discover, rural nobility provided protection for the Good Christians and their followers, support nourished by local solidarity.

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