A Severe Mercy Topics for Discussion

Sheldon Vanauken
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In what ways did the Shining Barrier and the codes of conduct that shaped Van and Davy's lives prepare them for putting their faith in the Christian God?

Discuss Lewis's description of the coming about of the major world religions in chapter four. How does he finally land upon Christianity as the answer that best suits the questions humanity is asking?

In what ways does Van see the providential hand of God at work in their lives as he looks back on it? Where do you see it in the arrangement of their circumstances and experience?

What do you think accounts for the vast difference Van and Davy observe between the congregations in Oxford and those in the States? Do you think the same characteristics apply to modern congregations?

What differences do you see between the way he talks about Christianity and they way...

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