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I am now re-reading C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape letters” and I am truly enjoying every word again. In a sense, I had almost forgotten how witty, profound and instructive the man was.
This book is, so to speak, the non-Catholic counterpart of the great G.K.Chesterton. More rapid to get to the point than the latter probably, though perhaps not so full of surprises and paradoxes.

Most of all, C.S.Lewis is amusing. He instructs whilst he entertains. The book is even more remarkable because, though written in the midst of the Second World War, it does not have anything of the propaganda or “Gott mit uns”-Attitude you might expect in a book written in such difficult and passionate times. Written in the middle of a savage conflict, the book reminds one even more of the far more momentous conflict (because linked, each one, to an eternal result) that the battle for…

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Posted on June 13, 2012, in Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Lewis brought me back to orthodox Catholicism. He taught me something so simple, I’m embarrassed to admit it: reality is created by God and must be viewed from God’s perspective. I was an immanentist before reading Lewis — I just hadn’t realized it.

    • I imagine the jump to Catholicism was simply too much for one coming from hard atheism. In a way he stopped in the middle, but he made the most of that, too…

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