The Screwtape Letters

Original dust cover
Original dust cover

The Screwtape Letters is a Christian apologetic novel by C. S. Lewis. It is written in a satirical, epistolary style and while it is fictional in format, the plot and characters are used to address Christian theological issues, primarily those to do with temptation and resistance to it. First published in February 1942, the story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle’s mentorship pertains to the nephew’s responsibility in securing the damnation of a British man known only as “the Patient”.

In reference to Undue Influence, these letters represents the efforts to manipulate, an unsuspecting individual, to the pure Evil, perverted as the greatest good, in order to maintain control and influence. John Cleese has narrated these letter and is presented on YouTube in 31 short audio/video clips

To fully read and study these letters, I have collected them here, on a separate page. — THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS







On Amazon there is a long list of publications containing these letters.

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