By C. S. Lewis

In the vintage Miracles, C.S. Lewis, crucial Christian author of the 20 th century, argues Christian mustn't ever merely settle for yet have fun in miracles as a sworn statement of the original own involvement of God in his creation. 

Show description

Preview of Miracles PDF

Best Christianity books

All of the Women of the Bible

The entire girls of the Bible bargains a wealthy biographical standpoint on evey girl determine in scripture -- together with the well-known, the little-known, or even the unnamed. in additional that three hundred enticing and insightful snap shots, Edith Deen brings alive the saints and sorceresses, queens and servants, moms and daughters, other halves and widows whose profound impression is felt through-out the Bible.

The Reformation

The nationwide publication Critics Circle Award–winning heritage of the Reformation—from the hot York instances bestselling writer of Christianity and SilenceAt a time whilst women and men have been ready to kill—and be killed—for their religion, the Protestant Reformation tore the Western international aside. Acclaimed because the definitive account of those epochal occasions, Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning background brilliantly re-creates the non secular battles of clergymen, monarchs, students, and politicians—from the zealous Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses to the polemical John Calvin to the novel Igantius Loyola, from the tortured Thomas Cranmer to the bold Philip II.

Christian Art: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

This Very brief advent decodes the major issues, symptoms, and logos present in Christian paintings: the Eucharist, clone of the Crucifixion, the Virgin Mary, the Saints, outdated and New testomony narrative imagery, and iconography. It additionally explores the theological and historic history of Christian imagery, from the devotional works of the Medieval and Renaissance classes, to the twenty-first century.

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

In advert 476 the Roman Empire fell–or relatively, its western part did. Its japanese part, which might emerge as often called the Byzantine Empire, may undergo and sometimes flourish for an additional 11 centuries. notwithstanding its capital could movement to Constantinople, its electorate talked about themselves as Roman for the full length of the empire’s lifestyles.

Extra resources for Miracles

Show sample text content

But when that discrepancy have been ultimate then it will follow—which is absurd—that God was once initially fallacious whilst He brought our spirits into the typical order in any respect. We needs to finish that the discrepancy itself is strictly one of many issues which the recent construction involves heal. the truth that the physique, and locality and locomotion and time, now think beside the point to the top reaches of the religious lifestyles is (like the truth that we will be able to give some thought to bodies as ‘coarse’) a symptom. Spirit and Nature have quarrelled in us; that's our affliction. not anything we will be able to but do allows us to visualize its whole therapeutic. a few glimpses and faint tricks we've: within the Sacraments, within the use made up of sensuous imagery through the good poets, within the most sensible circumstances of sexual love, in our stories of the earth’s good looks. however the complete therapeutic is totally past our current conceptions. Mystics have gotten as a ways in contemplation of God because the aspect at which the senses are banished: the additional element, at which they are going to be placed again back, has (to the easiest of my wisdom) been reached by means of nobody. The future of redeemed guy isn't much less yet extra incredible than mysticism could lead us to suppose—because it truly is jam-packed with semi-imaginables which we won't at the present admit with out destroying its crucial personality. One element needs to be touched on simply because, even though I stored silence, it's going to none the fewer be found in so much readers’ minds. The letter and spirit of scripture, and of all Christianity, forbid us to feel that existence within the New construction should be a sexual lifestyles; and this reduces our mind's eye to the withering replacement both of our bodies that are infrequently recognisable as human our bodies in any respect in any other case of a perpetual quick. As regards the quick, i believe our current outlook will be like that of a small boy who, on being instructed that the sexual act used to be the top physically excitement may still instantly ask no matter if you ate sweets while. On receiving the reply ‘No,’ he may regard absence of goodies because the leader attribute of sexuality. In useless may you inform him that explanation why fanatics of their carnal raptures don’t hassle approximately candies is they have anything higher to consider. The boy is aware chocolate: he doesn't comprehend the confident factor that excludes it. we're within the comparable place. we all know the sexual lifestyles; we don't be aware of, other than in glimpses, the opposite factor which, in Heaven, will go away no room for it. for this reason the place fullness awaits us we count on fasting. In denying that sexual lifestyles, as we now realize it, makes any a part of the ultimate beatitude, it isn't after all essential to believe that the excellence of sexes will disappear. what's now not wanted for organic reasons can be anticipated to outlive for splendour. Sexuality is the software either one of virginity and of conjugal advantage; neither males nor ladies might be requested to throw away guns they've got used victoriously. it's the overwhelmed and the fugitives who throw away their swords. The conquerors sheathe theirs and keep them.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.43 of 5 – based on 37 votes