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Re: Something I don't understand yet about Lewis's life

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  • lynnmaudlin
    David, I know the citation you mean (do I know its location off the top of my head? noooo) - but I think it may come from The Screwtape Letters. Yes, indeed,
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 20, 2007
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      David, I know the citation you mean (do I know its location off the
      top of my head? noooo) - but I think it may come from The Screwtape
      Letters. Yes, indeed, it appears to be in Letter 18 (I love the internet!)

      -- Lynn --

      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, David Bratman <dbratman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Lynn,
      >
      > I think you've hit the point. Lewis says in his theological writings
      > somewhere (and I'd appreciate a citation if anyone can find it) that a
      > sexual encounter between a man and a woman sets up an unbreakable
      spiritual
      > bond between them. If Lewis and Mrs. Moore did indeed have a sexual
      > relationship in their early time together, that would explain a lot. It
      > would explain why he felt obliged to care for her so diligently all her
      > days, much more so than a promise to her dead son would suggest. And it
      > would explain why, after becoming a Christian, he was so reluctant to
      > discuss the relationship even with Warren - his embarrassment over his
      > youthful ethical lapses must have been intense. It does not prove the
      > sexual relationship - I doubt that will ever be proven - but it is
      suggestive.
      >
      > David Bratman
      >
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