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The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses Chapter Summary & Analysis - Learning in War-time Summary

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Learning in War-time Summary and Analysis

Lewis begins this lecture by questioning the value of higher learning in the face of such serious and uncertain times as world war two. He compared such practices of higher learning to the legend of Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

However, Lewis points out that in the face of a belief in a literal hell, Christians must always consider such a question of value of time in higher education. Therefore, he points out that for a man to claim that he cannot achieve learning during wartime is a man that operates not under rational thought, but under emotion.

Moreover, Lewis points out that a form of war always exists in human society and always will. Therefore, there must be a way to continue learning in the midst of war and strife. In fact, Lewis points out that many big ideas occur...

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