Mortal Remains

Mere Christianity Must Go

by S. M. Hutchens

The concept of "Mere Christianity" as put forward by C. S. Lewis seems to have a dual aspect in the world. In the one more amenable to conservative Protestantism but actually unarticulated by Lewis, it may be and has been read as standing for the historic faith of the Church, so that for those who cannot confess with confidence that their particular communion is the one, holy, apostolic Church of the Creed, satis est: mere Christianity, wherever they find it, "is enough," and pressing toward complete unity in doctrine among all the churches, while a pleasant notion, is not an acute concern. Mere Christianity is something to be celebrated and a place where one . . .

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S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.

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