The Genius of C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity

Speaker(s): George Marsden
Date: Summer 2016
Length: 1h
Product ID: RGDL4602Z

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Since 2001 Mere Christianity has sold over three and a half million copies in English alone. What accounts for the lasting vitality of this volume? This lecture will recount the unusual origins of this remarkable book and reflect on why, in contrast with the vast majority of books, its popularity has increased rather than declined. The lecture will be drawn from Professor Marsden's new study, C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity: A Biography (in the Princeton University Press series 'The Lives of Great Religious Books.')

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George Marsden is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of many books, including Fundamentalism and American Culture, Jonathan Edwards: A Life, and Understanding Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism.

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