Mere Christianity Journal

(Hardback - Jun 2004)
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The Mere Christianity Journal is a handsome companion to one of Lewis's most popular and influential works. A thoughtful guide to the central issues Lewis raises, this journal provides Lewis readers with a guide for deeper reflection. Features include an elegant interior design, ample quotes from Mere Christianity, questions centered on Lewis's wise words, and plenty of room for reader's thoughts and ideas. Like Mere Christianity, the journal is broken into four sections with a total of thirty-three chapters corresponding to the book.


  • SKU: 9780060727659
  • SKU10: 0060727659
  • Title: Mere Christianity Journal
  • Qty Remaining Online: 8
  • Publisher: Harperone
  • Date Published: Jun 2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Weight lbs: 1.01
  • Dimensions: 9.30" L x 6.02" W x 0.81" H
  • Features: Price on Product
  • Themes: Theometrics | Evangelical; Theometrics | Mainline; Theometrics | Catholic;
  • Category: GIFT BOOKS
  • Subject: Christian Life - Inspirational

Chapter Excerpt

Chapter One

The Law of Human Nature

Nowadays, when we talk of the 'laws of nature' we usually mean things like gravitation, or heredity, or the laws of chemistry. But when older thinkers called the Law of Right and Wrong 'the law of Nature', they really meant the Law of Human Nature. The idea was that, just as all bodies are governed by the law of gravitation, and organisms by biological laws, so the creature called man also had his law -- with this great difference, that a body could not choose whether it obeyed the law of gravitation or not, but a man could choose either to obey the Law of Human Nature or to disobey it. -- CSL

In what ways does the Law of Human Nature work in your life? Where does your knowledge of this law come from?

Think of a country where people were admired for running away in battle, or where a man felt proud of double-crossing all the people who had been kindest to him. You might just as well try to imagine a country where two and two made five. -- CSL

What laws of right and wrong govern your life? Why do you follow these rules? How did you come to believe these laws were right and that going against them was wrong?

These, then, are the two points I wanted to make. First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in. CSL

Do you agree with Lewis’s statement? What real world examples prove or disprove this idea for you?


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