Mere Christianity - Book III: Chapters 11 - 12 Summary & Analysis

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Book III: Chapters 11 - 12 Summary and Analysis

This chapter is the first part of a two-part essay on faith. The next chapter completes the essay. The reason Lewis separates the essay is faith has two parts, and the second of these parts consist of two lesser parts. Altogether, these parts make up what he believes to be the virtue of faith.

The first part of faith is an ability to stick with a conviction, in this case Christianity, even though moods might change or desires arise that turn one against the conviction. Lewis states that in a calm mood and without any particular strong desire for the contrary, a person such as himself can accept Christianity as being a reasonable choice. He also thinks this about the atheistic stance. Both can be reasoned choices, but without faith, temptations will come to abandon...

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