The Screwtape Letters - Letter 25 Summary & Analysis

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Letter 25 Summary

Screwtape objects to this new set of friends because they are "merely" Christian. He would prefer them to be interested in Christianity and something else, because he likes to distract the human mind from spiritual and temporal realities and fixate it on intellectual abstractions. He likes fashionable Christianity, Christianity concerned with passing trends and fads.

Because human beings are changeable themselves, they do not like the same old thing, even in their religion, which is supposed to be unchanging. The human restlessness for change has been useful to the devils. Screwtape says it has helped in promoting heresies, breaking up friendships, and causing marital infidelity. Once again, the devils have had success through corrupting the language. Something "unchanged" is no longer spoken of with admiration for its steadfastness. It is considered "stagnant".

Letter 25 Analysis

Lewis, of course, wrote a book called Mere Christianity...

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