Sunday, August 12, 2007
C.S. Lewis & Pluralism
I'm a big fan of C.S. Lewis, and in particular the Chronicles of Narnia. However, I've never been able to figure out what he was doing when he tells the story (in "The Last Battle") of the guy who's invited into heaven because when he was following Tash, he was actually following Aslan.
“If any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath’s sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not…unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly.” (C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle)
This seems to be an example of pluralism.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber...I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will go in and out and find pasture" (John 10:1, 9).