Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

Mere ChristianityMere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While I don't agree with all of the doctrinal claims here, Lewis specifically mentioned that small doctrinal differences are not the point of this book. And that is both my favorite part, and the genius, of this one. He's making the general case for Christianity, and many of the salient points were interesting to me. And in the instances where I knew our doctrinal beliefs diverged, it was still helpful to me to know how other Christian denominations are likely to see it.

His recurring theme is to find where we agree the most. We should find where we agree, especially since we are most likely not far along enough in our individual progress for those differences to matter yet. I may have stretched that last statement a little, but that is how I interpreted it. And it is a stance I see a lot of value in.