Open Library logo
Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. Sponsor a Book
Last edited by Lisa
1 day ago | History

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity
C. S. Lewis
About the Book



I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
Page 54, added by Robin Lionheart. "Lewis's famous false trilemma"

0 editions

Edition Read Locate Buy


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
1 day ago Edited by Lisa Update covers
1 day ago Edited by Lisa Edited without comment.
December 12, 2019 Edited by Lisa Added new cover
December 12, 2019 Edited by Lisa Update covers
October 16, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page