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Misc: Why readers love The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

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The Screwtape Letters

Casey Cep writes in The New Yorker about why readers love The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. She writes, “For believers, the letters are theology in reverse, teaching the love of God through the wiles of the Devil, but for all readers, regardless of belief, the letters frame human experience as a familiar sequence of trials, from how you take your tea and what parties you attend to the sort of person you choose for a partner and the sort of politics you espouse. As Justice Scalia said when he invoked “The Screwtape Letters,” “That’s a great book. It really is, just as a study of human nature.” The novel remains wildly popular because whether or not you agree with Lewis and Scalia that the Devil is real, the evils promoted by Screwtape—greed, gluttony, pride, envy, and violence—most certainly are.” Read her entire review here: Why readers love The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis