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C.S. Lewis

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very Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else. C.S. Lewis, Book 4, Chapter 4 Sources: BBC, “C.S. Lewis, the BBC, and Mere Christianity”by Michael Gleghorn, God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc. Morale & Hope Lewis’s talks were meant to boost Britain’s morale. BBC The text was first written as a series of BBC radio broadcasts. The Blitz Britain endured relentless Nazi air attacks while Lewis wrote. Context Begotten Christ is God’s only begotten—or created similarly—son, meaning they have the same nature; Christianity aims to connect all humans to God in this way. Justification Humans become justified—cleansed of their sins against God—through their faith in God and actions that God approves of. Atonement Christ made it possible for humanity to reconcile with God through his incarnation, death, and resurrection. Key Terms A prolific writer, scholar, and thinker, C.S. Lewis described his conversion to Christianity as rational, not emotional. Of his many works on Christian theology, Mere Christianity is one of the most popular and has prompted the conversion of many to the religion and inspired other Christian writers. C.S. LEWIS1898–1963 Author God the Father begat Christ the Son; the Holy Spirit is the love between them. Three-Personal God People’s failure to be perfectly moral results in their surrender to Christ. Christian Morality Humans constantly break the inborn law that says they should do what is right. Law of Human Nature C.S. Lewis explains and defends the basic beliefs and commonalities of different branches of Christianity, illustrating theological concepts with metaphors. For Lewis, the universe is at war, and humanity is on the wrong side—people must turn to God for salvation. A Universe atWar, a FightingReligion MAIN IDEAS English Original Language 1952 Year Published C.S. Lewis Author Mere Christianity Religion Nonfiction

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