In Book 2 of Mere Christianity, Lewis moves from the more general and basic topic of natural law that testifies to the existence of God to more specific core issues that relate to Christianity as a whole—that is, he moves to what all Christians believe. Those of you who know anything about the history of Christendom know that this is not an easy topic. How would you summarize what all Christians believe? Where would you start? Where would you end? What would you include? What would you leave out as something specific to your denomination or church but not representative of the whole?
In the span of five addresses Lewis moves from the difference between atheism and theism to the difference between Christianity and Judaism and Islam; to the problem of sin; to the atonement of Christ; to the nature of … Read More »