Wednesday, March 14, 2012

C.S. Lewis’s problem with the Apostle Paul

Glasses-on-Bible Descending lower, we find a somewhat similar difficulty with St. Paul. I cannot be the only reader who has wondered why God, having given him so many gifts, withheld from him (what would to us seem so necessary for the first Christian theologian) that of lucidity and orderly exposition.

The Old Testament – more than human (Part 5)
C.S. Lewis, “Scripture,” Reflections on the Psalms (1958, this excerpt taken from The Essential C.S. Lewis Touchstone, 1998) 404.


  1. While Lewis may be right on  Paul, I think it is still fair to say that Paul was the most prolific of all the aposltes..

  2.  Well, to be honest, I'm not sure that I agree with Lewis on the writings of Paul, but to be fair to Lewis, in the next paragraph he makes clear that his subjective opinion (and ours too) must submit to a greater truth about the nature of Scripture.

    Welcome to Mere C.S. Lewis, by the way.