Mere Christianity


C. S. Lewis

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Mere Christianity Symbols

The Die

In order to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity, Lewis uses the symbol of a die (the six-sided object used for gambling or games of chance). Just as the die “contains” six squares, and…

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The Piano

At many points in the first part of the book, Lewis uses the symbol of a piano to describe the relationship between humanity and moral law. He argues that the relationship between human instinct and…

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Like many Christian writers, Lewis associates the state of Christianity with light. To be a good, pious Christian, is to “see the world for the first time,” illuminated by the light of faith and salvation…

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