C.S. Lewis’s Views on Religion in His Novel Mere Christianity

June 7, 2022 by Essay Writer

“Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest up reciprocity.” The basis of C.S. Lewis’ evangelist work, speaking and writing. With determination and a talent as an author, he took his thoughts to paper and described the journey of his faith in one of his many novels, Mere Christianity, which acts as a different standpoint on our faith and a way to come back to the faith for many beginning in his time of Late 19th and 20th Centuries and continuing to inspire even today. In Lewis’ time and homeland of England, the population was of a majority Anglican and a society driven by the religious actions.

On another note, Lewis had personal struggles with the commandment of love and such scripture in his childhood faith. His return to Christianity after being an atheist for a period of time as an apologist of the Church of England and documentation of this story through his novels, responded to the current English community, dominated by the Anglican Religion and opens the eyes of many to exploring the truth in the commandments and acceptance.

This acceptance prior to the release of his book may have been tough for some people to uphold, as the religion teaches us to believe in our faith, however C.S. Lewis is inspiring in the fact he takes the level of loving your neighbour out of the faith and into the world with welcoming arms for everyone, which is ultimately the basis of Christianity, love and acceptance for all. ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you.’ – Such scripture from Jeremiah shows exactly what C.S. Lewis did.

Many people don’t recognise the Christian standpoint behind a lot of books authored by Lewis however despite this, books such as Mere Christianity are still of great significance in modern society as they bring a light to Christianity that is thought by many, but often not put forward and shows personal struggles of acceptance, which can be relatable for many Christians and help them to see the faith in a more strong and bonding way.

Lewis provides a clear articulation of what it means to be a Christian in today’s modern world. In his novels, Christianity was something that captured the mind, fired the imagination, and filled the heart. And becoming a Christian changed the way he viewed the world and the people in it.

“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”

This alone explains the inspiration of C.S. Lewis on all and shows how we should be seen in the likeness of God and as a disciple, and accept one another like his acceptance for us.


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