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Conservative Canon: Author Discussion

C.S. Lewis

Sometimes I worry if the canon is becoming a little Christian heavy. I definitely don’t want to keep conservative Jews or Neo-cons away (I assume Neo-con is a religion). The religion-heavy aspect of the canon stems from the fact I was late to the party and always way behind when it came to apologetics and theology. So, right now I’m spending a lot of time reading the books I should have been reading much sooner in my life.

Also, I really want to avoid the Catholic v. Protestant debate so I’ve done what I can to focus on bringing people into the Judeo-Christian ethic, hopefully leaving it up to them where they’ll settle. The Canon is supposed to be a toolbox of persuasion as well as learning. Something C.S. Lewis accomplishes.

So, C.S. Lewis…

Lots of books and here are the ones I think are canon material:

Mere Christianity
The Problem of Pain
Surprised by Joy
The Screwtape Letters
The Great Divorce
The Chronicles of Narnia

This is also as good a time as any to put the Lord of the Ring Trilogy up for debate.

So, Tolkien’s The Hobbit and the Lord of the Ring, also in the canon? What other works of literature belong?

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One Response

  1. “Neo-Con” is a religion? Oh boy, Marty. You need to put down the Ron Paul juice.

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