When lewis later takes on “the rival conceptions of god,” we relate to the options because they are still around today pantheism, atheism, and theism, in fact, have all been around for thousands of years one need only turn to recent best selling books to find all three major worldviews present on the. In this eight-session video group study (guide sold separately), you will discover why mere christianity by cs lewis is one of the most read and beloved christian. Overview of cs lewis' book: mere christianity mere christianity is a revised and enlarged edition of the three books produced from cs lewis' radio broadcasts in england during world war ii: the case for christianity, christian behaviour, and beyond personality the rival conceptions of god 2. This is an illustration of cs lewis' first talk in the series called 'what christians believe' this became chapter 11 in the book called 'mere christianity. Chapter 1 the rival conceptions of god chapter 2 the invasion chapter 3 the shocking alternative chapter 4 the perfect penitent chapter 5 the practical conclusion book three: christian behaviour chapter 1 the three parts of morality chapter 2 the 'cardinal virtues' chapter 3 social morality. He would, as cs lewis once said, be a lunatic – on the level with a man wo says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the devil of hell you must make your choice either this man was, and is, the son of god: or else a madman or something worse jesus is either the god-man who came to save the. Cs lewis, mere christianity, discussion two, book two: what christians believe the rival conceptions of god 1 what must atheists believe about all religions, and how does that compare to christianity 2 amongst those who believe in god, what are the two main divisions 3 what was lewis's biggest problem with. Having proved, or so he believes, the existence of god, lewis goes on to examine rival conceptions of god first, he briefly considers atheism and decides it will not do “my argument against god [when i was an atheist] was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust but how had i got this idea of just and unjust a man.
In the vein of cs lewis' christian classic, we are a group of christ followers seeking to defend the beliefs of mere christianity mere christianity book two: what christians believe - chapter one: the rival conceptions of god tonight we discuss rival conceptions of god, where does christianity agree and disagree with. Some objections 9 the reality of the law 16 we have cause to be uneasy 28 the rival conceptions of god 35 the shocking alternative 47 the perfect penitent 53 the practical conclusion 60 the three parts of morality 69. Cs lewis narrates the book and spends most of the story defending the christian faith on an argument based on morality, a point which persuaded him from atheism to christianity his stance is after providing reasons for his conversion to theism, lewis goes over rival conceptions of god to christianity. Mere christianity is a theological book by c s lewis, adapted from a series of bbc radio talks made between 1941 and 1944, while lewis was at oxford during the second world war considered a classic of christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets:.
The book's chapters are quite short and easily digestible the book itself has four sections in section two, lewis explores specific christian doctrines he discusses the 'rival conceptions of god' and argues against pantheism, the worldview that regards god and the universe as one and the same lewis argues for a god. C s lewis, an english professor at oxford, was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and perhaps the most influential christian writer of his day the rival conceptions of god you can shut him up for a fool you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him lord and god.
The rival conceptions of god by cs lewis doodle (bbc talk 6, mere christianity, bk 2, chapter 1) info shopping tap to unmute if playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available click here to visit our frequently asked questions. How to find on youtube: type in cs lewis doodle and title of chapter that you want (for example: cs lewis doodle the rival conceptions of god) cs lewis offers a thorough and engaging summary of the basic beliefs and practices of a true disciple of christ topics discussed throughout book: what is the.
In this series and the one that follows, the broadcast scripts are untitled, so i've included the titles as they were published in written form 21 january 11, “the rival conceptions of god” 22 january 18, “the invasion” 23 february 1, “the shocking alternative” 24 february 8, “the perfect penitent” 25. 3 rival conceptions of god pantheism god is beyond good & evil god animates the universe the universe is almost god – everything in the universe is part of god jewish, christian, muslim god is good – righteous god made the universe god is separate from the universe – some things in it are contrary to his will. In this 8-session video group study, you will discover why mere christianity by cs lewis is one of the most read and beloved christian books of all time but seventy years later from session 3, the rival conceptions of god, compares the gods of other religions to the god of christianity subscribe to watch or login. People who all believe in god can be divided according to the sort of god they believe in there are two very different ideas on this subject one of them is the idea that he is beyond good and evil we humans call one thing good and another thing bad but according to some people that is merely our.
The rival conceptions of god i have been asked to tell you what christians believe, and i am going to begin by telling you one thing that christians do not need to believe if you are a christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through if you are an atheist you do have to believe that. Reprinted with some alterations from: right and wrong: a clue to the meaning of the universe and what christians believe by c s lewis author of the 'the problem of pain' & 'the screwtape letters' r samizdat page 2 mere christianity, by c s lewis (first published as a unit in 1952) the rival conceptions of god 24. Mere christianityанаbook 2анаchapters 1 & 2 mere christianity by c s lewis book 2анаchapters 1 & 2 book 2 what christians believe chapter 1 the rival conceptions of god chapter 2 the invasion book 2 what christians believe chapter 1 the rival conceptions of god i have been asked to tell you what.
On edmund spenser and his famous work, in a letter to arthur greeves (7 march 1916), published in the collected letters of cs lewis : family letters, 1905– 1931 (2004) edited by walter hooper, p 170 the man is a humbug — a vulgar book ii, chapter 1, the rival conceptions of god badness is only spoiled. Mere christianity | book 2, chapter 1 : what christians believe (the rival conceptions of god) | summary share share cs lewis now turns to the specifics of christian doctrine, and in this chapter, specifically, how god is seen in christianity versus in other belief systems atheists, he says, believe all. In reviewing the first book for this answer, i glanced at the first section of the second book what christians believe: the rival conceptions of god i didn't take long for me to take issue with his argument here's the problem with that section: lewis commits the error of believing that his previous atheism is the only form of.
Lecture - dr alister mcgrath - cs lewis and the post modern generation: his message 50 years later info shopping does evil disprove god (1 of 2) - dr alvin plantinga (by intelligent faith 315) info the rival conceptions of god by cs lewis doodle (bbc talk 6, mere christianity, bk 2, chapter 1) info. 2010 the cs lewis institute cs lewis study program | mere christianity study guide 2 chapter 1: rival conceptions of god 1 the first major question everyone must confront is whether to believe in god or not how do you respond, reading that christians have a more “liberal view” than atheists about the existence of. With book i of “mere christianity” complete, we now move on to book ii having concluded that the moral law points to god, cs lewis now examines the “rival conceptions of god” if you enjoy this episode, you can subscribe manually, or through a service like itunes, google play or podbean as always. We now begin our adventure into cs lewis' mere christianity it seems that too many times well-meaning christians immediately “go to the bible” to try to convince a non-believer that there is a god, or that jesus is god the problem with that approach, i believe, is the failure to realize the non-believer isn't.