Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Mere Christianity": Preface

As previously noted in my very brief disortation on The Screwtape Letter I think the preface to a book is a very important facet and is something should be read, but is often skipped over. I find it established the tone of the book, and gives an insight into what the book contains. Having as said as much, I'll begin.

C. S. Lewis opens this book by explaining to the reader how it came to be. He had been asked to give it during WWII over the radio. He explains minor changes he has made in his book. He has transformed the of the lectures into a book changing where needed and formng 

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