Religion: Faith & Outer Space

What happens to Christianity if a traveling spaceman one day leaves his rocket ship, takes a stroll through the celestial parks, and ends up having tea with a green-bearded, triple-bellied inhabitant of outer space? In the Christian Herald, theology-centered Author C. S. (The Screwtape Letters) Lewis weighs the question, points out that it might challenge a basic tenet of Christianity-man's uniqueness. Inveterate Theologian Lewis, a Cambridge professor of literature and a convert (1930) from well-bred skepticism to the Church of England, states the problem thus: "If we find ourselves to be but one among a million races, scattered through a million...

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