Analysis Of C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity

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C.S. Lewis, a christian apologist writer wrote Mere Christianity in the nineteen-forties during world war two. Lewis wrote Mere Christianity in attempt to bring together a “common ground” of truths for the core of the Catholic Church’s beliefs. Mere Christianity shows readers logical ways of understanding the Catholic faith and he is presenting this central idea to help comprehend such ideas. The preface of Lewis’s Mere Christianity sets forth his ideas and arguments. Lewis is trying to convince readers his argument is credible and trustworthy, he is trying to get readers to understand his positioning and he is trying to give a sense of clarity. The preface shows Lewis’ goals when writing this argument; it shows how Lewis wanted so badly to express Christian unity no …show more content…

Lewis used techniques such as: practical examples, experimental and counter arguments, war references, question and answers formatting and various others. These techniques alone prove Lewis has enough credibility to himself to prove the ideologies set in the preface. For example, a counterexample Lewis used is on page 21, when he says, “when you think about these differences between the morality of one people and another, do you think the morality of one people is even better or worse than that of another? Have any of the changes been improvements? If not, the of course there could never be any moral progress” (Lewis 21). The use of counter arguments shut down concerns readers have, to help Lewis execute his thoughts more clearly and this is why Lewis accomplished his goal set in the preface. Lewis wrote clearly with support and examples present throughout the text. Lewis acknowledged thoughts against his argument, he thought of what a reader would think while reading, and addressed it and proved how he was still

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