Mormon Observations on “Mere Christianity”

C.S. Lewis is considered a talented writer and Christian apologist.  The HarperOne publishers write, “Clive Staples Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day…  He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.”  He is also perhaps the the non-Mormon that is quoted most often by General Authorities and Church leaders of the LDS Church.  His writings are valued by many Christians, regardless of their denomination.

I began reading Mere Christianity recently.  I thought that it might be valuable to look at it from an LDS perspective.  Please note that the analysis will be mine, as a Latter-day Saint, and not the official opinion of the LDS Church itself.

I include a table of contents below, with hyper links to the appropriate sections as I complete them.  As of right now, I have no plan on how often or how soon installments will be released.

Preface

Book 1.1: The Law of Human Nature
Book 1.2: Some Objections
Book 1.3: The Reality of the Law
Book 1.4: What Lies Behind the Law
Book 1.5: We have Cause to be Uneasy

Book 2.1: The Rival Conceptions of God
Book 2.2: The Invasion
Book 2.3: The Shocking Alternative
Book 2.4: The Perfect Penitent
Book 2.5: The Practical Conclusion

Book 3.1: The Three Parts of Morality
Book 3.2: The ‘Cardinal Virtues’
Book 3.3: Social Morality
Book 3.4: Morality and Psychoanalysis
Book 3.5: Sexual Morality
Book 3.6: Christian Marriage
Book 3.7: Forgiveness
Book 3.8: The Great Sin
Book 3.9: Charity
Book 3.10: Hope
Book 3.11: Faith
Book 3.12: Faith

Book 4.1: Making and Begetting
Book 4.2: The Three-Person God
Book 4.3: Time and Beyond Time
Book 4.4: Good Infection
Book 4.5: The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
Book 4.6: Two Notes
Book 4.7: Let’s Pretend
Book 4.8: Is Christianity Easy or Hard?
Book 4.9: Counting the Cost
Book 4.10: Nice People or New Men
Book 4.11: The New Men

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