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Sins of the Flesh

Introduction

Screwtape writes, ―Separate his sexuality from all that might humanize it. [To humanize desire is not to deny the desire but to allow love and justice to guide and direct it.]

Letter VII

―Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your
man, and it makes very little difference what kind of worldly end he is pursuing.‖ P. 42.

Screwtape seeks to hold the “patient” in a state of confusion over real pleasure and artificiality, or the corruption of pleasure.

This resource is part of a series on The Screwtape Letters. Click here to listen to the full series


Jerry Root

Jerry Root is the Christopher W. Mitchell Senior Fellow for C.S. Lewis Studies at the C.S. Lewis Institute; Emeritus Professor of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois and a visiting Professor at Biola University. He received his Ph.D. from the Open University through the Oxford Centre for Missions Studies. Jerry has nine published books, as well as numerous articles and publications about C. S. Lewis and evangelism in other books, journals, and periodicals, as well as read numerous academic papers at various academic venues. Recently, he published, Splendour in the Dark, a book about C. S. Lewis’s narrative poem Dymer (the book also includes Lewis’s 100-page poem). Jerry has lectured on Lewis topics at 79 Universities in 19 different countries.
 

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