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Saturday, September 14, 2013

October 10th We Will Be Discussing God in the Dock

Melissa will be Skyping in as our discussion leader for essays from God In The Dock.  The list of essays is given below and you're encouraged to read all the essays in the book but we'll be focusing in on six:
  • Religion and Science
  • Work and Prayer
  • On the Reading of Old Books
  • Meditation in a Toolshed
  • God in the Dock
  • We have No 'Right to Happiness'

Below is a list of all the essays in the book.  If you are excited about ideas from one or more of the essays, make a few notes and come and share your excitement with the group.

God In The Dock GITD (List of Essays)
Part I
1. Evil and God
2. Miracles
3. Dogma and the Universe
4. Answers to Questions on Christianity
5. Myth Becomes Fact
6. 'Horrid Red Things'
7. Religion and Science
8. The Laws of Nature
9. The Grand Miracle
10. Christian Apologetics
11. Work and Prayer
12. Man or Rabbit?
13. On the Transmission of Christianity
14. 'Miserable Offenders'
15. The Founding of the Oxford Socratic Club
16. Religion without Dogma?
17. Some Thoughts
18. 'The Trouble with "X" ...'
19. What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?
20. The Pains of Animals
21. Is Theism Important?
22. Rejoinder to Dr. Pittenger
23. Must Our Image of God Go?
Part II
1. Dangers of National Repentance
2. Two Ways with the Self
3. Meditation on the Third Commandment
4. On the Reading of Old Books
5. Two Lectures
6. Meditation in a Toolshed
7. Scraps
8. The Decline of Religion
9. Vivisection
10. Modern Translations of the Bible
11. Priestesses in the Church?
12. God in the Dock
13. Behind the Scenes
14. Revival or Decay?
15. Before We Can Communicate
16. Cross Examination
Part III
1. 'Bulverism'
2. First and Second Things
3. The Sermon and the Lunch
4. The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment
5. Xmas and Christmas
6. What Christmas Means to Me
7. Delinquents in the Snow
8. Is Progress Possible?
9. We have No 'Right to Happiness'
Part IV


October 10th Selected Essays from God In The Dock by C.S. Lewis led by Melissa
November 8th The Literary Impact of the Authorized Version an essay by C.S. Lewis (17 pages) led by Iain 
December 12th or thereabouts The Annual C.S. Lewis Society Christmas Party where we bring a snack to share and discuss the plans for the coming year 

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