An Uncertain Certainty
How Screwtape Leads the Postmodern Man to Hell
by David Mills
One cause of misery and vice is always present with us in the greed and pride of men,” C. S. Lewis wrote in 1943 in an essay called “The Poison of Subjectivism.” Sometimes, however, misery and vice are “greatly increased by the temporary prevalence of some false philosophy. Correct thinking will not make good men of bad ones; but a purely theoretical error may remove ordinary checks to evil and deprive good intentions of their natural support.”
Lewis did not use the term “postmodern,” but he knew the perennial human temptations so well that he helps . . .