The Relevance of C.S. Lewis's Anthropology for the Contemporary World


  • Florin MATEI Rev. PhD(c.), Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania


C. S. Lewis was one of the great intellectuals of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among other things, he distinguished himself as an apologist and a man who loved Scripture. His anthropological thinking may prove essential in the complex world of the 21st century. This paper will summarize the most significant anthropological views that C.S. Lewis addressed in his work and which he considered essential in human relations. These viewpoints can serve as starting points towards a broader understanding of the world and the interactions within it. His views remain relevant in the contemporary context in which we capture different perspectives on humanity. KEYWORDS: Tao, Imago Dei, man, redemption, free will, sin, human nature