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"Why We Need ‘Dinosaurs’ Like C.S. Lewis" Published by Christianity Today

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Christianity Today has published an article by IFWE’s Art Lindsley entitled “Why We Need ‘Dinosaurs’ Like C.S. Lewis.”

In the article, Lindsley explores Lewis’ thoughts and writings on progress. Lindsley writes,

One of the great gifts of C. S. Lewis was his well-honed suspicion of progress. “We all want progress,” he wrote in Mere Christianity. “But progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be and if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.”

Lewis’ most compelling insights on progress, Lindsley argues, deal with progress in the realms of politics and economics. Concerning Lewis’ essay “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State,” Lindsley explains that:

In this essay Lewis makes it clear he is for progress, in the sense of “increasing the goodness and happiness of individual lives.” But he expresses deep concern about the tendencies in the United Kingdom during World Wars I and II to give up liberty for security.

Read more about Lewis’ thoughts on progress, faith, and flourishing in the full article on CT’s website.

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