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The Screwtape Letters Themes

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Themes

Reason and Faith

One of Lewis's main themes is that Christians are thinking people who ponder truth deeply. They are not blind, nor are they fools, nor are they unintelligent and unreasonable. They are quite the opposite, as a matter of fact. They see through the devils' machinations and manipulation and penetrate to simple questions and simple truths. Indeed, befuddlement, messy but important-sounding thinking, an inability to distinguish between the true and the false, characterize the modern age and are aided by the devils loading language. Christians have the clarity of thought to cut through all this devilish obscurity to refreshing, simple, straightforward truth.

War

External war is not as important as the spiritual warfare which goes on in each individual human soul. War itself is not necessarily the stuff of either Heaven or Hell. It is what people make of war, how people respond to it, what people...

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