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The Three-Personal God

We are up to chapter 3 in our discussion of Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis. Here are some discussion questions to get us started on this chapter on the Trinity:
Do you think Norman Pittenger's criticism of Lewis's teaching on the Trinity was fair or not?Does Lewis's explanation of how the doctrine of the Trinity developed seem reasonable?Which one of Lewis's Trinitarian analogies best helps you to understand and embrace the Christian doctrine of the Trinity: the cube? the prayer closet? the books? the relationship between imagination, image and will? love? or the Great Dance? Why?What do you think of the Trinitarian images in Lewis's fiction? Do these images make the Trinity more attractive or understandable to you? Feel free to chip in your thoughts apart from these questions, or raise a question of your own.

Severe Mercy Movie Web Site

Origin Entertainment now has a web site up for A Severe Mercy, the movie. You can visit the web site by clicking here: http://aseveremercythemovie.com.
Or to learn more about the author and original book click here: http://www.willvaus.com/sheldon_vanauken .

The Company They Keep

I have just finished reading The Company They Keep by Diana Pavlac Glyer. This is the definitive treatment to date of the literary group known as the Inklings--that group of writers and friends who gathered around C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien beginning in the 1920's and 30's in Oxford, England and continuing on, in some fashion, until Lewis's death in 1963.

Glyer is professor of English at Azusa Pacific University in California, having received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Therefore, as one might expect, this is an academic book reflecting the highest level of scholarship. The chapter endnotes are a feast in and of themselves for every reader fascinated not only with the Inklings but every reader intrigued by the study of literary influence and how writers can positively effect one another and the world when they work together in community.

Glyer attacks head-on the common assumption about the Inklings, Lewis and Tolkien in particular. Tha…

Scripture

Well, we haven't kept to our one chapter per week schedule. Sorry about that! Hopefully the discussion participants who were away from their computers are back now, and the lurkers will make themselves known! We welcome the participation of all--those new to Lewis as well as those who have been reading his stuff for a lifetime. There are no bad comments--only comments shared or unshared. We prefer the ones that are shared!

Here are the discussion questions for chapter two of Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis. I look forward to hearing your responses. . . .
What do you make of C. S. Lewis's assertion that many of the stories in the Old Testament are mythical? (Be sure to remember Lewis's definition of myth before you answer this question.)What do you think of Lewis's proposition, as a literary critic, that the Gospels are not legends?Why does Lewis reject the idea of biblical inerrancy? Do you agree or disagree with him? Why?What objections does …