TY140 Faith and Meaning
Worksheet 2 Trinity is the Real Real (16 points)
Use Lewis quotations to answer each question. There are three requirements to receive credit for each question: (a) complete sentences; (b) quotation marks used for direct quotations (all answers use quotations); (c) page numbers where ideas and quotations are found in Lewis.
Read “Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe,” Lewis 15-36.
1. Explain (using quotes from Lewis) what Lewis means by the “Law of Human Nature.” How does this Law differ from natural laws such as gravity?
2. How is the Law of Human Nature related to the discussion of God?
3. Are all moralities of the same value or quality? Why or why not?
4. Compare and contrast the Materialist, Religious, and Life-force views.
5. Is Christian religion comforting, according to Lewis? Explain why or why not.
Read “The Three-Personal God,” Lewis 132-6.
6. What is the “purpose for which we exist”?
7. Contrast the popular understanding of being absorbed into God and the Christian.
8. Explain (using quotes from Lewis) Lewis’ cube analogy (see also bottom of 375 top of 376).
Read “Christianity and Religion,” Lewis 372-84.
9. Explain (using quotes from Lewis) Lewis on Pantheism, usually three quotations.
10. Is Pantheism old or new? -- quote Lewis.
11. Explain (not retell) Lewis’s limpet story: what point is he making about negative (God is not) and positive (God is) statements about God?
12. What are better words than “incorporeal” and “impersonal” for speaking about God? Why?
13. Explain (using quotes from Lewis): “Divine Sonship is, so to speak, the solid of which biological sonship is merely a diagrammatic representation on the flat.”
14. Note pg. 382, “to symbolize Spirit” what is needed is “something heavier than matter.” How does this make sense of aspects of the Great Divorce?
Read “The Naturalist and the Supernaturalist,” Lewis 305-10.
15. What does the Naturalist believe and not believe?
16. What does the Supernaturalist believe?