The World's Last Night: And Other Essays

The World's Last Night: And Other Essays

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by C. S. Lewis
     
 

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"[Lewis] addresses himself to the task of disputing disbelief with energy, humor, and intense conviction."—Los Angeles Times

"No other Christian writer in this country had such influence on the general reading public as C.S. Lewis."—Times Literary Supplement (London)

In seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, C.S. Lewis considers

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"[Lewis] addresses himself to the task of disputing disbelief with energy, humor, and intense conviction."—Los Angeles Times

"No other Christian writer in this country had such influence on the general reading public as C.S. Lewis."—Times Literary Supplement (London)

In seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, C.S. Lewis considers questions that challenge the faith of modern Christians. He discusses the efficacy of prayer, the various usages of the phrase "I believe," the meaning of words like "culture" and "religion," and the interplay of "good work" and "good works." He examines the religious implications of life on other planets and the doctrine of the Second Coming. This collection is also notable for a Screwtape dialogue in which that "very experienced devil makes a brilliant speech on the opportunities for exploiting the evil in the world, concluding 'Nowhere do we tempt so successfully as on the very steps of the altar.'"

"Reveals the expected wit, the Chestertonian ability to make Christian orthodoxy exciting and fit for the brave revel, and an abundance of offbeat insights into the human scene."—The New York Times Book Review

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

 

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ISBN-13:
9780156027717
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/06/2003
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
301,326
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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