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From the Spring 2017 issue of Knowing & Doing:  

A Biography of Mere Christianity

by George Marsden
Professor of History Emeritus at University of Notre Dame

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1 Mickey Maudlin, “The Perennial Appeal of C.S. Lewis,” presentation at the C.S. Lewis festival, Petoskey, MI, October 2012. I am grateful to Maudlin for furnishing me with a typescript of his talk.
2 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952; repr., New York: Touchstone, 1996), 189.

George Marsden, Professor of History Emeritus at University of Notre Dame, is an influential historian who has written extensively on the interaction between Christianity and American culture, particularly on Christianity in American higher education and on American evangelicalism. He is well known for his biography Jonathan Edwards: A Life. He has authored other books including The Soul of the American University, Religion and American Culture, and Fundamentalism and American Culture. His most recent book is C.S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”: A Biography. Marsden studied at Haverford College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Yale University; he has taught at Calvin College, Duke University, and the University of Notre Dame, and is now scholar in residence at Calvin College. He lives with his wife in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Recommended Reading:
George Marsden, C. S. Lewis’s "Mere Christianity”: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books) (Princeton University Press, 2016)

Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis’s eloquent and winsome defense of the Christian faith, originated as a series of BBC radio talks broadcast during the dark days of World War Two. Here is the story of the extraordinary life and afterlife of this influential and much-beloved book.

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