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C. S. Lewis – from Theism to Christianity

C.S. Lewis: It must be understood that my conversion at that point was only to theism pure and simple. I knew nothing yet about the incarnation. The God to whom I surrendered was sheerly non-human.

 

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C. S. Lewis – From Atheism to Theism

Lewis and Tolkien on Myths and Lies

The Importance of Myth in LIFE!

“The truth is, we have not taken them [myths] seriously enough. Myths are stories which confront us with something transcendent and eternal.” [Wild at Heart, Page 182]

Mythic Reality

Now I understand what John Eldredge means. He is using parable, or fairy tale, or myth as a synonym for story. It is all a means of communicating Eternal Truth, the larger meaning, or transcendent truth which is larger than what we see in the physical world.

To break that down: Jesus parables were not always about real people or real situations. We listen and hear those parables not even considering whether the details He gave were fact or not. Jesus uses the details he gives us to make a point–usually a very powerful and sometimes life-changing point to those hearing Him.

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Story Telling

I am continuing in Chapter 2 of John Eldredge’s book: Waking the Dead.

Jesus is lauded as one of the greatest Teachers of all times, but look at what He taught and how He taught. He taught us about a sower in a field, a woman who lost a coin, and lepers healed and only one being grateful. So what is all of that supposed to mean?

Yes, we know Jesus used parables, in fact, at some point the scriptures say “to hide real meaning.”

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