Thursday, September 08, 2005

Installment Eighteen...

"When I began, Christianity came before the great mass of my unbelieving fellow countrymen either in the highly emotional form offered by revivalists or in the unintelligible language of the highly cultured clergymen. Most men were reached by neither. My task was therefore simply that of a translator - one turning Christian doctrine, or what he believed to be such, into the vernacular, into language that unscholarly people would attend to and could understand... One thing is sure. If the real theologians had tackled this laborious work of translation about a hundred years ago, when they began to lose touch with the people (for whom Christ died), there would have been no place for me."

- C. S. Lewis

2 comments:

Queen of Arts and England said...

C.S.Lewis was truly a great and insightful man. I'm so glad he thought to write these things down!

penny lane said...

I don't know what to say, but I thought I'd let you know that I did read it and enjoyed it at that...