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C. S. Lewis: Hovory

Kto niekedy čítal nejakú populárnu alebo aj hlbšiu teologickú literatúru, je veľmi málo pravdepodobné, že nenašiel referenciu na túto knihu. Jej pôvodný anglický názov je Mere Christianity.

Nové slovenské vidanie som našiel v Trnave úplnou náhodou. A jednoducho som si túto knihu už konečne musel kúpiť.

Od Lewisa som čítal ešte na gymnáziu Korniky Narnie a veľmi sa mi o páčilo. Bolo to také detské ale pritom zaujímavé a mal som pri týchto knižkách príjemný a hrejivý pocit.
Oveľa neskôr som zistil, že Lewis je jedným z najvýznamnejších kresťanských apologetikov 20. storočia. Viac o Lewisovi som sa dozvedel z tejto diplomovej práce. Fajn film o Lewisovej láske je Shadowlands s Anthony Hopkinsom.

Doteraz som ju prečítal 2x a stále si nepamatám ani štvrtinu toho čo je tam napísané. Je toho na mňa veľa, aby som si to skutočne uvedomil. Ale asi ťažko nájsť takú knihu, ktorá vtipne, zrozumiteľne a pútavo podá hocikomu informácie o kresťanstve. Sám Lewis bol predtým ateistom a preto sú jeho otázky celkom racionálne a podobný charakter majú aj jeho odpovede. V podstate už v úvode je jasne napísané o čom jeho kniha je a o čom nie je.

Podľa mňa naj knihy je v tom, že dokáže uviesť kvalitné príklady. Jeho "morálny zákon" v prvej časti, na ktorom jeho vysvetľovanie stojí, je skvelo napísaný a vysvetlený. Je to ten princíp, pre ktorý vlastne človek hľadá (alebo cíti) dobro a zlo, čo vyústi v hľadaní Boha v nejakej forme. Ak v tejto časti nie je niečo v poriadku alebo čitateľ nesúhlasí, asi nemusí ani čítať ďalej.

Je to kniha, ktorú by som odporučil každému kto sa trocha zaujíma o duchovný život. Ale aj všetkým ostatným, ktorí sa chcú z času na čas zamyslieť.
Prečítam si ju znova, keď mi ju Maťa vráti B-).

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