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The Resource C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity : a biography, George M. Marsden

C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity : a biography, George M. Marsden

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C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity : a biography
Title
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
George M. Marsden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis's eloquent and winsome defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and much-beloved book. George Marsden describes how Lewis gradually went from being an atheist to a committed Anglican—famously converting to Christianity in 1931 after conversing into the night with his friends J. R. R. Tolkien and Hugh Dyson—and how Lewis delivered his wartime talks to a traumatized British nation in the midst of an all-out war for survival. Marsden recounts how versions of those talks were collected together in 1952 under the title Mere Christianity, and how the book went on to become one of the most widely read presentations of essential Christianity ever published, particularly among American evangelicals. He examines its role in the conversion experiences of such figures as Charles Colson, who read the book while facing arrest for his role in the Watergate scandal. Marsden explores its relationship with Lewis's Narnia books and other writings, and explains why Lewis's plainspoken case for Christianity continues to have its critics and ardent admirers to this day. With uncommon clarity and grace, Marsden provides invaluable new insights into this modern spiritual classic"--Publisher's website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsden, George M.
Dewey number
230
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6023.E926
LC item number
Z7943 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lives of great religious books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Authors, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • Lewis, C. S.
  • Authors, English
  • Christianity and literature
  • Religion
Label
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity : a biography, George M. Marsden
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War service -- Broadcast talks -- Loved or hated -- A classic as afterthought -- Into the evangelical orbit -- Many-sided "Mere Christianity" -- Critiques -- The lasting vitality of Mere Christianity -- Changes in Mere Christianity as compared to the original three books
Control code
928115417
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780691153735
Lccn
2015021760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928115417
Label
C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity : a biography, George M. Marsden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War service -- Broadcast talks -- Loved or hated -- A classic as afterthought -- Into the evangelical orbit -- Many-sided "Mere Christianity" -- Critiques -- The lasting vitality of Mere Christianity -- Changes in Mere Christianity as compared to the original three books
Control code
928115417
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
viii, 264 pages
Isbn
9780691153735
Lccn
2015021760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)928115417

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