What did C. S. Lewis believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, heaven, hell, creation, the fall, the forgiveness of sins, marriage and divorce, war and peace, the church and sacraments, masculinity and femininity?
Lewis was not a professional theologian, but anyone who has read his writings whether fiction or nonfiction, essays or correspondence knows that profoundly Christian convictions permeate them all. The more one reads, the more it becomes clear that Lewis could write with clarity and simplicity while preserving theological accuracy because he was well informed and thoroughly grounded in the Christian faith.
Will Vaus has masterfully brought together Lewiss thought from throughout his voluminous writings to provide us a full-orbed look into his beliefs on twenty-five Christian themes. This book gives us not only a comprehensive view of Lewiss theological convictions but also guidance and encouragement for our own spiritual journeys towards the God whom Lewis found so real, personal and present.
In this book Will has carefully and thoroughly examined all of Jacks published thinking and followed his trains of thought through a lifetime of development, showing us how the theology that governed Jacks life grew and ripened through his letters, his books and his essays until we can understand not only what Jack believed, but also why he believed it and how he arrived at that belief . . . For those of us trying to grow in our faith and thus come closer to the Lord Jesus, this is a valuable addition to our libraries (from the foreword by Douglas Gresham).
Mere Theology: A guide to the thought of C. S. Lewis by Will Vaus was published by Intervarsity Press in May 2004 and is our 37062nd best seller. The ISBN for Mere Theology: A guide to the thought of C. S. Lewis is 9781844740260.