Compelling Reason by C. S. LewisCompelling Reason by C. S. Lewis

Compelling Reason

byC. S. Lewis

Paperback | July 18, 2017

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'You can only find out the rights and wrongs by Reasoning - never by being rude about your opponent's psychology.' For C. S. Lewis, reason and logic are the sensible way to approach faith and ethics. Much of the 20th century's ills are caused by ill-founded beliefs and opinions.Lewis's original approach remains as vital today as ever. He is able to take the most convoluted subject, turn it side on and shed bright illumination on it. To be able to see along things rather than at them - just like a beam of sunlight that invades the darkness of a toolshed - is, to Lewis, the way to understanding.Written variously between 1940 and 1962, this collection of essays represents the best of Lewis's considerable wisdom on the great ethical and theological concerns of the day.
Born in Ireland in 1898, Clives Staples Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where among others he was a contemporary of Tolkien. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, until his conversion w...
Title:Compelling ReasonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pagesPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0008220883

ISBN - 13:9780008220884


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mmmmm...I liked it. If you're a big reader of C.S. Lewis's theological works, I'm sure you will find this interesting, but don't expect a ton of that. These essays deal with more ideas on ethics and sociology, with some theology in there. I found it interesting how quite a few of the ideas and issues that Lewis tackles are still culturally relevant today, maybe more than ever—which is also, frankly, a bit disheartening, since we're still arguing about some of these things 75 years later. But, on a more positive note, this collection also highlights how some of his ideas really stand the test of time, and how these topics of discussion can still benefit from reflecting on the words of Lewis. What a guy.
Date published: 2018-06-13

Editorial Reviews

'Most of us would gladly have given reams of our own work to write a couple of paragraphs as Lewis wrote.'Church of England Newspaper