The Grand Miracle has ratings and 16 reviews. Bob said: I love this. This book is a compilation of speeches, essays and short commentaries and, in my. A Christmas reading from C. S. Lewis, focusing on how the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus are reflected in nature, and the choice we human. 12 Dec My favorite passage in all of C.S. Lewis’s writings is from his book Miracles. In in the chapter “The Grand Miracle” he compares the Incarnation.
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In a religion like Buddhism, if you took away the miracles attributed to Gautama Buddha in some very late sources, there would be no loss; in fact, the religion would get on very much better without them because in that case the miracles largely contradict the teaching.
However, if He truly has reached us, if He truly has become one of us, then we truly are saved because He has finished the work. Lewis, we develop wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ who will articulate, defend, share, and live their faith in personal and public life.
Fellows Program Do you want to experience the power of a transformed life? This book frustrated me. Whether one agrees or not, he always offers something new vrand consider. In case you’ve ever wondered whether C. Aug 06, Miracel Gibson rated it really liked it. I always enjoy reading his books and essays. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
But historically the incarnation was given far more weight then we tend to give it in western Christianity.
He must stoop in order to lift, He must almost disappear under the load before He incredibly straightens His back and marches off with the whole mass swaying on His shoulders. Lewis is my favorite author. Without the vicarious humanity of Christ, we are left to finish the work ourselves.
Without it, there is no salvation, nor is there any hope lewiz humanity. On the experience of miracles; On silence and religious belief; On the assumed conflict between work and prayer, and much more.
Oct 19, Sheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’ve read no Lewis, this would be as good a place to start as any, although if you are not a Christian, I grahd you begin with Mere Christianity.
The Grand Miracle
Excellent read of Lewis’ shorter subjects. Of course it is C.
This work is a vicarious work of God, both for us, as us, and with us all. As always, surprising and interesting. Yhe goes down to come up again and bring the whole ruined world up with Him.
Lewis would have had the best blog on the internet if he was alive today, this collection of short essays will put that one to rest. Tori rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Christ may have theoretically done it, but practically we are still divided from Him. Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman. Redeemed humanity is to be something more glorious than unfallen humanity would have ever been, more glorious than any unfallen race now is if at this moment the night sky conceals any such.
May you marvel at the Incarnation and the vicarious nature of Christ. Create new account Request new password.
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Perhaps I should revisit it at a later time This is great reading for anyone who loves bite-sized bits of spiritual insight from one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the last lewwis. Sep 30, David rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It is precisely one great miracle. Athanasius for example, in his brilliant grajd On Incarnationwrites that the gospel and the saving work of God begins in the incarnation, not just on the cross.