By George M. Marsden
Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent and winsome safeguard of the Christian religion, originated as a sequence of BBC radio talks broadcast throughout the darkish days of worldwide struggle . this is the tale of the extreme existence and afterlife of this influential and much-beloved book.
George Marsden describes how Lewis progressively went from being an atheist to a dedicated Anglican—famously changing to Christianity in 1931 after speaking into the evening together with his pals J. R. R. Tolkien and Hugh Dyson—and how Lewis brought his wartime talks to a traumatized British kingdom in the middle of an all-out conflict for survival. Marsden recounts how types of these talks have been accrued jointly in 1952 less than the identify Mere Christianity, and the way the ebook went directly to develop into probably the most commonly learn shows of crucial Christianity ever released, really between American evangelicals. He examines its position within the conversion stories of such figures as Charles Colson, who learn the booklet whereas dealing with arrest for his function within the Watergate scandal. Marsden explores its dating with Lewis's Narnia books and different writings, and explains why Lewis's plainspoken case for Christianity maintains to have its critics and ardent admirers to this day.
With unusual readability and charm, Marsden offers worthy new insights into this contemporary religious classic.
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C. S. Lewis’s "Mere Christianity": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books) by George M. Marsden