Here we go! This is the beginning of our discussion of Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis. The plan is for each of us to read one chapter of Mere Theology every week and then discuss it. Each week or so I will offer a few questions to get us started on each new chapter, starting this week with the Introduction to the book. We may go slower than a chapter a week if a lot of discussion is generated. So here are the questions for the first week:
- How were you introduced to the work of C. S. Lewis? What Lewis books have you read?
- Why do you think Lewis denied being a real theologian?
- What do you think of Lewis's definition of theology as "the science of God"? Do you think theology is more like science or more like art? In what ways does Lewis approach theology like a science? In what ways does he treat theology as an art?
- Do you agree with Lewis that theology is like a map? If so, is it a helpful map? Why or why not?
- Do you agree with Lewis that the goal of theology should be practical?