C. S. Lewis Writing Styles in Mere Christianity

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Perspective

C. S. Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis, 11/29/1898-11/22/1963) grew up in Ireland and later worked at Oxford University as a professor of English. He turned away from his childhood religion at the age of 13, after his mother died of cancer. J. R. R. Tolkien and others influenced Lewis' conversion to Christianity, and Mere Christianity is a compilation of his radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity.

The meaning of the term "mere" in the book title can be taken in its more obscure definition of being completely developed or absolute, or the common usage of having just enough, such as making a mere living. The content of the book supports both interpretations. Lewis presents Christianity as a completely developed religion, the absolute religion and the only correct one, and as a religion for all people, no matter what their capacities might be.

Lewis admits he is not a theologian...

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