Anascholastic Institute

The Screwtape Letters

 
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by C.S. Lewis

This masterpiece written by C.S. Lewis portrays a demon and his apprentice taking on the everyday challenges of your average demon.  Since it's written from a demon's point of view, everything is in reverse. The fantastic twist of perspective enters the reader into an entirely different paradigm. I will always be most amazed by this author's ability to speak the most complex subjects to the common man. 

"My dear Wormwood, I note with grave displeasure that your patient has become a Christian. Do not indulge the hope that you will escape the usual penalties; indeed, in your better moments, I trust you would hardly even wish to do so.  In the meantime we must make the best of the situation.  There is no need to despair; hundreds of these adult converts have been reclaimed after a brief sojourn in the Enemy's camp and are now with us. All the habits of the patient, both mental and bodily, are still in our favour." - Screwtape Letters Chapter 2

 

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