The Case for Christianity

The Case for Christianity

The Case for Christianity

The Case for Christianity

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I gave these talks, not because I am anyone in particular, but because I was asked to do so. I think they asked me chiefly for two reasons: firstly, because I am a layman, not a clergyman; and secondly, because I had been a non- Christian for many years. It was thought that both these facts might enable me to understand the difficulties that ordinary people feel about the subject. I am Church of England now myself, but I have tried to put nothing into the second series of talks which all Christians of all Churches do not agree with. With this in view, I sent the script to four clergymen (one Church of England, one Roman Catholic, one Presbyterian, and one Methodist) before they were given on the air. The Church of England man and the Presbyterian agreed with me throughout. The Roman Catholic thought I went too far about the comparative unimportance of theories of the "Atonement" in the fourth talk of the second series, and the Methodist would have liked more about Faith in the fifth talk of that series. Both these differences you will find noted when you come to the place. Apart from those, I believe you can take what is said in the second series as plain Christianity which no Christian disagrees with. The first series, of course, does not get as far as Christian doctrines; it is more what might be called philosophy.

C. S. LEWIS.

MAGDALEN COLLEGE.

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