Mere Christianity - Book II: Chapter 4 The Perfect Penitent Summary & Analysis

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Book II: Chapter 4 The Perfect Penitent Summary and Analysis

The perfect penitent is one who repents even without needing to because he is perfect. Lewis gives his layman's opinion, admittedly so, on the meaning of Christ's death.

Central to Christian belief is that God walked the earth as a man in the form of Jesus Christ, that He taught many principles for leading a good life (following the Law), died for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead three days later. Lewis objects to the Ascension as the most critical part of Christian belief, as his church, the Church of England, does not adhere to this theology as strongly as the Church of Rome (Roman Catholic). Lewis claims that in fact his church adheres to no theological theory this strongly. All are considered, and no one is...

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