Spiritual Survival in the Modern World: Insights from C. S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters

by Andrew Dean Swafford

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ISBN-13: 9781498295208
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. Among his publications is John Paul II to Aristotle and Back Again: A Christian Philosophy of Life. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake and a master's degree in Old Testament & Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Andrew and his wife, Sarah, live in Atchison, Kansas, with their four children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

A Letter to the Reader xi

Chapter 1 Letter 3: Domestic Hatred 1

Chapter 2 Letters 8 and 9: Avoiding Despair 11

Chapter 3 Letter 10: Real Authenticity 19

Chapter 4 Letter 11: Joy and Sarcasm 34

Chapter 5 Letter 12: The Safest Road to Hell 40

Chapter 6 Letter 13: The Sadness of One's Ego 47

Chapter 7 Letter 14: Humility and the Accuser 54

Chapter 8 Letter 15: Anxiety and False Peace 59

Chapter 9 Letter 17: Gluttony and Charity 69

Chapter 10 Letters 18 and 19: The Philosophy of Hell and the Mystery of Love 74

Chapter 11 Letter 21: Stewards, Not Owners 86

Chapter 12 Letter 23: Faith, Doubt, and the Historical Jesus 91

Chapter 13 Letter 27: Prayer and Reason 105

Chapter 14 Letter 29: Courage and Suffering 111

A Closing Note 117

Appendix: Setting Captives Free: St. Ignatius on Overcoming Desolation 119

Bibliography 127

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