C. S. Lewis On Theology And Devotion

For my own part I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await many others. I believe that many who find that ‘nothing happens’ when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.

C. S. Lewis, “Introduction” to The Incarnation of the Word of God: Being the Treatise of St Athanasius De incarnatione verbi dei, transl. Anon. (London: Geoffrey Bless, 1944), 10. (HT: Casey Carmichael).


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