Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity

by C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 227 pages
Price: $17.99

"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line." With typical eloquence, Lewis presents his classic case for the Christian faith.


Book 1: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe

  1. The Law of Human Nature
  2. Some Objections
  3. The Reality of the Law
  4. What Lies Behind the Law
  5. We Have Cause to Be Uneasy

Book 2: What Christians Believe

  1. The Rival Conceptions of God
  2. The Invasion
  3. The Shocking Alternative
  4. The Perfect Penitent
  5. The Practical Conclusion

Book 3: Christian Behaviour

  1. The Three Parts of Morality
  2. The 'Cardinal Virtues'
  3. Social Morality
  4. Morality and Psychoanalysis
  5. Sexual Morality
  6. Christian Marriage
  7. Forgiveness
  8. The Great Sin
  9. Charity
  10. Hope
  11. Faith
  12. Faith

Book 4: Beyond Personality: or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity

  1. Making and Begetting
  2. The Three-Personal God
  3. Time and Beyond Time
  4. Good Infection
  5. The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
  6. Two Notes
  7. Let's Pretend
  8. Is Christianity Hard or Easy?
  9. Counting the Cost
  10. Nice People or New Men
  11. The New Men
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Summary: Lewis distills Christianity to its essential points and argues for its validity in this clever, wise, often funny apologetic classic.

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