Wednesday, 19 June 2013

C. S. Lewis: Our Intellectual Skills Are No Accident

Statue of C. S. Lewis in Belfast. Image courtesy of Flickr.

Joel Kontinen

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the best-known Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century. A former atheist, he turned to Christianity and defended the Christian worldview in his many writings.

In his book Mere Christianity, he wrote about our ability to reason, a skill he attributed to God:

When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.”


Mere Christianity. In C. S. Lewis. 1999. Selected Books. London: HarperCollins.