Mere christianity - the law of human nature every one has heard people quarreling sometimes it sounds funny and sometimes it sounds merely unpleasant but however it sounds, i believe we can learn something very important from listening to the kinds of things they say. Posted in c s lewis, natural law | tagged c s lewis, podcast | leave a reply god in the dock this is the final podcast in our three-part series on c s lewis’ mere christianity it covers the last section of the book, book iv, which focuses on the christian doctrine of the trinity and how it relates to salvation second, as a process. Book one: right and wrong as a clue to the meaning of the universe in chapter one of cs lewis’ mere christianity he explains the existence of a right and a wrong or the law of naturelewis states that all cultures have the law even if they differ slightly he explains that unlike the law of gravity, we do not have to follow the law of nature. Cs lewis begins his book, “mere christianity”, by introducing the law of right and wrong or the laws of naturethis, however, arises a question. Born in ireland in 1898, c s lewis was educated at malvern college for a year and then privately he gained a triple first at oxford and was a fellow and tutor at magdalen college 1925-54.
Cs lewis and the meaning of freedom ifwe september 12, 2012 steven gillen according to aristotle, when nature makes mistakes by enthroning men intended to be slaves as rulers of their cities, 12 c s lewis, mere christianity. Lewis was an apologist, or someone who defends christianity using logical arguments, and argues against atheism by pointing out what he calls the law of human nature, which is a universal. Cs lewis covers many topics in his fourth book contained in mere christianity titled beyond personality: or first steps in the doctrine of the trinity he addresses such topics as theology, what it means to be the son of god, the three personal god, the relationship of god and time, the cost of.
Mere christianity quotes they know the law of nature they break it these two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in” ― cs lewis, mere christianity 1 likes like. Mere christianity by c s lewis - book 1 with audio - the law of human nature skip to main content sitemap about us according to it, what is behind the universe is more like a mind than it is like anything else we know or morality, or the law of nature lewis generalizes the human race and makes an assumption that people are. In mere christianity, lewis offers a different objection to the problem of evil he argues, like he did when looking at dualism, that there is an unwarranted assumption in the atheist's argument he argues, like he did when looking at dualism, that there is an unwarranted assumption in the atheist's argument. Mere christianity, chapter 1, the law of human nature written by cs lewis.
The law of human nature – cslewis the following excerpt from lewis’ book “ mere christianity ” describes very well the idea of a law of human nature, as a foundation for universal ethics every one has heard people quarreling. Cs lewis begins his book, “mere christianity”, by introducing the law of right and wrong or the laws of nature this, however, arises a question what is the law of nature the law of nature is the known difference between right and wrong that is, mans distinction between what is right and. Mere christianity is a revised and expanded version of three radio talks lewis gave, and was written, as lewis explains in the preface, to present the “mere” essence of christianity that is.
The law of human nature is universal, and whether they admit it or not, all people recognize it, and even appeal to it according to cs lewis, what happens to human beings when they have two conflicting impulses we could never deduce the moral law from mere observation why. In the second chapter of mere christianity lewis recognises that many people find it difficult to understand what this law of human nature is and he responds first to the idea that the moral law is simply our herd instinct and second to the idea that the moral law is simply a social convention. Lewis makes his first argument by stating, first, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way.
See romans 214-15 “indeed, when gentiles, who do not have the moral law [god gave to moses], do by nature things required by the moral law, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. Lewis refers to this sense of value in his work, mere christianity, as the “law of human nature” or “moral law,” simply because “the human idea of decent behavior [is]known to everyone” (5) the law of human nature provides humans with instincts on how to act, but we are not necessarily required to follow them. C s lewis's three arguments for moral objectivity c s lewis’s arguments for moral objectivity in mere christianity first, an account of subjective vs objectivesomething is objective just in case there can be real disagreements in which one party or the other must be mistaken. Audio book mere christianity book 1 chapter 1 the law of human nature c s lewis.