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The joyful Christian

127 readings from C.S. Lewis.

1st pbk. ed.

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Published by Collier Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

According to C.S. Lewis, "joy is the serious business of heaven," and attaining that joy is the business of the Christian. Lewis reveals his own approach to Christianity and faith in the devotional readings of The Joyful Christian. Ranging from the intrinsically spiritual -- the understanding of the nature of prayer, good works, or the incarnation -- to the very worldly -- the truth about fascism, psychoanalysis, or morality, The Joyful Christian offers inspiration to everyone who hungers and thirsts after joy. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

Right and wrong
The universe
Life on other planets
God in outer space
Atheism
Seeing and believing
Miracle and the laws of nature
Morality
The tao
Illustrations of the tao
Joy
Theology
Divine omnipotence
Divine goodness
Begetting and making
Spirit, spirits, spiritual
The three-personal God
The Trinity
The fall of man
The incarnation
The virgin birth
Miracles of fertility
Miracles of healing
Miracles of destruction
Miracle of the resurrection
Miracle of the walking on the water
Miracle of the raising of Lazarus
Miracle of the transfiguration
Miracle of the ascension
On seeing a miracle
The second coming
What are we to make of Jesus Christ?
Putting on Christ
Perfection
First fervor
Scruples
Liturgy
Holy communion
Devotions to saints
Church music
Ready-made prayers
Festooning ready-made prayers
When and where to pray
The moment of prayer
Mechanics of meditation
Answered prayers
The efficacy of prayer
Mysticism
Spiritual reading
Reading the Gospels
Biblical exegesis
Thought, imagination, language
Scripture
The Psalms
Prayer of praise
Modern translations of the Bible
Moral choices
Virtue
Prudence
Temperance
Justice and fortitude
Chastity
Belief
Belief and disbelief
Faith
Faith and good works
Good work and good works
Hope
Charity
Humility
Forgiveness
Almsgiving
Obedience
The devil
Screwtape to Wormwood on prayer
Screwtape to Wormwood on war
Screwtape to Wormwood on anxiety
Screwtape to Wormwood on peaks and troughs
Screwtape to Wormwood on lust
Screwtape to Wormwood on worldly companions
Screwtape to Wormwood on humility
Screwtape to Wormwood on laughter
Screwtape to Wormwood on irregular churchgoing
Screwtape to Wormwood on gluttony
Screwtape to Wormwood on reinterpreting Jesus
Everythingism
Sins of thought
Pride
Human wickedness
Laziness
Guilt
Anxiety
Psychoanalysis
Social morality
Christian society
Ecumenism
Other religions
Fascism and communism
Is Christianity hard or easy?
Apologetics
Money
Gift-love and need-love
Appreciative love
Love of nature
Love of country
Storge or affection
Philia or friendship
Eros and Venus
Agape or charity
Love thy neighbor
Sex
Marriage
Divorce
Intercourse in the afterlife
Christmas and Xmas
The ego and the self
The airplane, the wireless, and the contraceptive
Human pain
Animal pain
Suffering
The crown and the cross
Death
Judgment
Resurrection of the body
Purgatory
Hell
Heaven
Biblilography
Sources

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 229-235.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
230/.3
Library of Congress
BX5037 .L4 1984b

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xiv, 239 p.
Number of pages
239
Dimensions
21 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2860308M
Internet Archive
joyfulchristian100lewi
ISBN 10
0020869304
ISBN 13
9780020869306
LC Control Number
84023084
Library Thing
12714
Goodreads
2413439

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