Mere Christianity


C. S. Lewis

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The Die Symbol Analysis

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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 yet is also one three-dimensional object, so, too, does God “contain” the Son and the Holy Spirit while remaining one almighty being. Thus, the die symbolizes the complexities of the Holy Trinity and of God in general.

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