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Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino

Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino


Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino

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4/5 (2,685 valoraciones)
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157 páginas
2 horas
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Publicado:
29 abr 2014
ISBN:
9780062346971
Formato:
Libro

Descripción

El eterno clásico sobre ""las últimas novedades del Infierno y las irrebatibles respuestas del Cielo"" Esta clásica obra maestra de sátira ha entretenido e iluminado a lectores alrededor del mundo con su irónica y astuta representación de la vida y las debilidades humanas desde el punto de vista de Escrutopo, el asistente de alto rango de ""Nuestro Padre de Abajo."" En este divertidísimo, muy serio y excepcionalmente original libro, C. S. Lewis comparte con nosotros la correspondencia entre el viejo diablo y su sobrino Orugario, un novato demonio encargado de asegurarse de la condenación de un joven hombre. Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino es la historia más atractiva acerca de la tentación -- y el triunfo sobre ella -- jamás escrita.
Editorial:
Publicado:
29 abr 2014
ISBN:
9780062346971
Formato:
Libro

Sobre el autor

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954 when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.


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Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino - C. S. Lewis

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Mi querido Orugario:

Tomo nota de lo que dices acerca de orientar las lecturas de tu paciente y de ocuparte de que vea muy a menudo a su amigo materialista, pero ¿no estarás pecando de ingenuo? Parece como si creyeses que los razonamientos son el mejor medio de librarle de las garras del Enemigo. Si hubiese vivido hace unos (pocos) siglos, es posible que sí: en aquella época, los hombres todavía sabían bastante bien cuándo estaba probada una cosa, y cuándo no lo estaba; y una vez demostrada, la creían de verdad; todavía unían el pensamiento a la acción, y estaban dispuestos a cambiar su modo de vida como consecuencia de una cadena de razonamientos. Pero ahora, con las revistas semanales y otras armas semejantes, hemos cambiado mucho todo eso. Tu hombre se ha acostumbrado, desde que era un muchacho, a tener dentro de su cabeza, bailoteando juntas, una docena de filosofías incompatibles. Ahora no piensa, ante todo, si las doctrinas son ciertas o falsas, sino académicas o prácticas, superadas o actuales, convencionales o implacables. La jerga, no la argumentación, es tu mejor aliado en la labor de mantenerle apartado de la iglesia. ¡No pierdas el tiempo tratando de hacerle creer que el materialismo es la verdad! Hazle pensar que es poderoso, o sobrio, o valiente; que es la filosofía del futuro. Eso es lo que le

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  • (4/5)
    A senior devil gives advice on tempting humans to his nephew, a junior devil
  • (4/5)
    In Screwtapes' letters and toast, Lewis creates an utterly mundane Hell, filled with bureaucrats and researchers, secret police and cooks. The contrast between this mundanity and the supposed Eternal Torture-Hole of the Damned is an amusing thread throughout the letters, as is the very glee that Screwtape shows while dissecting the finer points of Underwordly strategy.
  • (4/5)
    I came to this work expecting it to be a clever yet annoying apologetic for Mr. Lewis' vision of Christianity. While it is an apologia, it's remarkably fun listening. Mr. Lewis puts into Screwtape's letters some things he probably couldn't have gotten away with in a different format. I'm not sure, but it certainly seems like there were some very direct personal jabs in "Screwtape's" letters. Much to my surprise, there is a whole lot of really juicy insights into human psychology and the human condition here. Even when I disagree with his conclusions (most of the time) I have to admire his insights.

    I also have to admire his rhetorical skills. For all that I disagree with him, I wouldn't want to debate him. The man is damn good at constructing a logical argument.

    If I were a younger person, and had been raised in Mr. Lewis' variety of Christianity, I probably would have loved this work. I imagine a lot of liberal Christians take great comfort in Mr. Lewis's implicit contention that loveing Christianity is objectively true. I can see why this work has stayed so popular for so long.

    Weirdly enough, this felt less directly didactic than his Narnia books. Then again, I read the Narnia series expecting a fantasy adventure story. If I had expected it to be apologetics in fantasy form I might have felt less beaten by the metaphor hammer.

    I am very likely to re-read this one. While "simply" a series of letters, what Screwtapes includes and excludes from his letters shapes a story with a lot of depth and complexity. Aside from that, this is worth examining for the quality and depth of the rhetorical/argumentation skills displayed. I think I can learn alot about constructing persuasive arguments from this work.
  • (4/5)
    Always a good read with insight into temptation and the human condition.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing book which tells how the Devil thinks and how he manipulates us in order to try to keep us away from God.
  • (4/5)
    I don't know where to start with reviewing The Screwtape Letters. Perhaps with the fact -- probably already well-known to people who get my reviews in their inbox -- that I am not a Christian, but a Unitarian Universalist. But I do love reading C. S. Lewis' work: I think he was very good as using cool intellect and reason to examine himself in his faith (not just the faith of others, which would likely be unbearably holier-than-thou), a process myself and other UUs tend to value highly. He was ready to think about his faith, and seek answers -- or understanding, at least -- of things others deem unfathomable, the whys of things.

    The Screwtape letters is a fictional frame for more of that work, really. He examines the ways that people are lead away from their faiths, not just through large sins like unchastity but through being proud of humility, for example... And the way he puts this makes it not only an examination of Christian goodness, but general moral goodness.

    Definitely worth a read for that, and amusing in it's own way, as well -- old Uncle Screwtape's unfortunate transformation, for example.