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C.s. Lewis The Screwtape Letters Pdf – 1 Introduction Reading and Discussion Guide to The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis Published in The Guardian from May 2nd to May 28th, 1941 The Screwtape Letters in the summer of Lewis was heard on the evening of July 20th. He wrote to Hitler and later to his brother Warnie: I do not know whether I am weaker than others; But it is a positive revelation to me that it is impossible not to waver a little while the speech lasts. Lewis explained that he had an idea for a book that he thought would be both useful and entertaining. It’s called As One Devil to Another, and its 1 contains letters from an elderly retired devil who starts work.
First patient 2. The idea is to provide all the psychology of seduction from another perspective. This reversal means that God has become the enemy, and our Father’s house is not heaven, but hell. It is important to understand circus sheets and it also contains many of its powers. All questions of Christian faith are approached from the perspective of the devil, who wants to destroy that faith and capture the patient’s soul. This radical change moves Lewis uncertainly through one temptation after another. This radical change reveals both what is necessary to preserve the exact nature of the darkness that is employed to destroy it. The Screwtape Letters were greeted with critical and popular enthusiasm when they first appeared. The book was reprinted 8 times in 1942 alone. Contemporaries wrote that Mr. Lewis possessed a rare gift, motivated by a belief in demons, and that our intelligence services were eager to hide the spirits of Hitler’s designs (The Guardian, 13 March 1942). Making Righteousness Read (New Statesman and Nation, 16 May 1942). The Saturday Review (April 17, 1943) called it wonderful; He called it a grand and satisfying nouveau riche in the sky of dark satire, diverting and wonderfully original. Screwtape Letters is considered a brilliant work of literature and It continues to be recognized as a powerful exploration of the Christian faith. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Much of the appeal of The Screwtape Letters comes from Lewis’s startling reversal of the original: telling the story about the Christian faith not from a Christian perspective, but from the perspective of the Devil trying to secure the dam: 2
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The soul of 3 types of people Why is this strategy so effective? What allowed Lewis to accomplish what was impossible with a more simplistic approach? 2. In the first letters of Screwtape, He tells Wormwood not to try to win the patient’s soul by arguing; But by fixing his attention on the stream of immediate sensation (p. 2). Why is immersion in the details of real life conducive to temptation? Why is argument a dangerous tactic for demons? Where do you find this opposition between materialism and spiritual faith, between the particular and the universal, in The Screwtape Letters? 3. Screwtape (p. 18) If we are not careful, though war is entertainment and a legitimately satisfying refreshment for our multitudes of laborers. He was worried that he would have to look around in this misery to tens of thousands of enemies. Thousands who do not go far will turn their attention to causes they believe to be superior to themselves (p. 19). Why would war have this effect? How does war change human consciousness in a way that resists temptation? How does Lewis’s own experience that confirmed his youthful atheism relate to his position in The Screwtape Letters? 4. Describing the difference between how God and the devil view people, Screwtape says: We want cows that can eventually become food. Finally, he wanted 3 slaves.
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4 became a son (p. 30). What is it about God’s relationship with man that Screwtape is so incomprehensible? 5. The patient is rich, smart, Why is Screwtape pleased when he becomes friends with a group of people who are superficially intelligent and suspicious of everything in the world? (p. 37). What influence do you expect Screwtape to have on him? Why should their agitation build an armor against God? In what ways does Lewis combine theology and social satire in this and other passages throughout the Screwtape Letters? 6. Although some ancient writers, such as Boethius, could reveal powerful secrets to mankind, Wormwood is assured by Screwtape that such writers are empowered by a view of history that regards them not as sources of truth but only as objects of scholarly speculation. . to regard the ancient writer as a source of knowledge; To assume that what he says can modify your thoughts or your behavior is clearly simplistic (p. 108). Why should Screwtape be favored in this context? How to turn it to his advantage. How does this view of reading parallel postmodernism to literature? Where does Screwtape encourage Wormwood to tempt humans into believing that truth is irrelevant? 7. Throughout his writing, Lewis manages to display a remarkable sense of human nature and a brilliant style: men are not upset by mere misfortune, but misfortune conceived as injury (p. 81); Gratitude looks at the past and loves the present. fear, lust, 4
5 and objective (page 58); Let’s look ahead with reference to two examples. Can you find universal statements about human nature in The Screwtape Letters? Do these statements accurately reflect not just a Christian ethos, but the workings of human psychology more generally? 8. This sub-episode of The Screwtape Letters opens up Screwtape’s relationship with his nephew Wormwood, who is responsible for carrying out Screwtape’s instructions. How do Screwtape and Wormwood feel about each other? How their relationship changes throughout the book. In what ways does their relationship mirror God’s relationship with man? By ending the story with Screwtape, what does it suggest that Lewis is preparing to devour a member of his own family? 9. Time In discussing change and happiness, Screwtape seems to amplify the joys of gluttony. Thus the natural pleasure of this change is picked out and turned into a need for complete novelty (p. 98). Why does the demand for novelty cause destruction? What natural balance does such a demand disturb? The change of the new operating today. Or in what areas do you find it overvalued? 10. Love is an important theme in The Screwtape Letters. Expressing the human concept of love and marriage, Screwtape tells Wormwood: To help each other; Aiming to be faithful to a partner as something lower than an emotional storm for sanity and contagion of life (p. 72) 5
6 The screw tape is real, but also shamed by God’s love for man, which he has given as useless. What does Lewis say throughout the book about human and divine love? 11. Throughout The Screwtape Letters, He changed, Doubts dangerous friends; war love Finally, The state of the patient’s soul changes when he experiences oneness with God in death. What key strategies does Screwtape use to lure the patient to the Devil’s camp? Why do these temptations fail? How can the patient be seen as everyone? 12. Although triumphant over the temptation of the patient. His glorious entrance into heaven: corruption. (p.122) Screwtape does not lose faith in his cause, so that this earthy and slimy thing can stand up and talk to the spirits. Why did Lewis choose to end the book in this ambiguous light? Our Realism, Why preserve Screwtape with the conviction that our rejection (in the face of all temptation) of stupidity and claptrap must win out in the end? (p. 124). What is meant by the warning at the end of the book? In what ways does The Screwtape Letters speak to contemporary moral and spiritual issues both within and outside the Christian Church? 6
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