Religion: From Hell to Heaven

Men who can write readable books about religion are almost as rare as saints. One such rarity is the Oxford don, Clive Staples Lewis. In The Screwtape Letters (TIME, April 19, 1943) Author Lewis gave his readers Hell, and they liked it. Americans and Britons bought some 200,000 copies of these ironically instructive letters from an elderly devil in Hell to his callow young nephew on earth. But writers, as Dante and Milton knew, have usually felt more at home in Hell than in Heaven. Last week in Christian Behaviour (Macmillan; $1)...

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