From the October, 2005 issue of Touchstone
An Uncertain Certainty by David Mills

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.”

Postmodern Fall

Lewis did not use the term “postmodern,” but he knew the perennial human temptations so well that he helps . . .


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