This volume of short essays and other pieces by C. S.Lewis is part of a larger collection, C. S. Lewis: Essay Collectionand Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems,C. S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.
This volume includes
- 1. "Christianity and Culture"
- 2. "Evil and God"
- 3. "The Weight of Glory"
- 4. "Miracles"
- 5. "Dogma and the Universe"
- 6. "Horrid Red Things"
- 7. "Religion: Reality or Substitute?"
- 8. "Myth Became Fact"
- 9. "Religion and Science"
- 10. "Christian Apologetics"
- 11. "Work and Prayer"
- 12. "Religion Without Dogma?"
- 13. "The Decline of Religion"
- 14. "On Forgiveness"
- 15. "The Pain of Animals"
- 16. "Petitionary Prayer"
- 17. "On Obstincy in Belief"
- 18. "What Christmas Means to Me"
- 19. "The Psalms"
- 20. "Religion and Rocetry"
- 21. "The Efficacy of Prayer"
- 22." Fern-Seed and Elephants"
- 23. "The Language of Religion"
- 24. "Transposition"
Cosa ne pensano gli iscritti
This Series of Lewis Essays is the Most Complete
Any additional comments?
At the time of this review, there are three Lewis essay collections available on audible, all read (very well) by Ralph Cosham.
1. God in the Dock
2. The Weight of Glory
3. This series of essays taken from the printed Essay Collection & Other Short Pieces, which Audible has broken up into the nine sections of that book. This recording, Aspects of Faith, is just one of those nine.
What I want to tell you is: all of them are good collections and worth having, but if you collect the nine titles described in #3 above, you will have every essay contained in the other two collections except for Rejoinder to Dr. Pittenger and Is Progress Possible. So, unless you are a completist, I would recommend simply collecting the nine in this series Also, this series of nine is better organized, skipping forward exactly one essay each time you click the forward button on your mp3 player or other interface. I believe God in the Dock jumps whole sections forward for each click.
But if you want a short (a half dozen hours or so) introduction to some of the very best Lewis essays, try The Weight of Glory collection. In my opinion, every single essay in that collection is essential Lewis, even Why I Am Not a Pacifist, which, even if not as timely in theme, still contains such great prose and turns of thought that it deserves placement with the broader essays found there.
In every case, don't miss the single essay, The Weight of Glory. That one's about the most exciting thing he ever wrote, in my opinion.
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- Steven radford
This man's insight never ceases to amaze me.
Truly a gifted man with the talent to see an issue from a variety of perspectives. Mr. Lewis shares his perspective in such a non threatening way that he would earn the respect and attention of even the most devout skeptic! I would be blessed to have even a fraction of his gift.
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