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Character

Wesley A. Kort

in C.S. Lewis Then and Now

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780195143423
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195143426.003.0006
Character

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Lewis sees culture and character as interrelated. This relation is clearest in the formation of the person's “heart,” which is the base, for Lewis, of personal identity and the locus of virtue. As culture relates Christian beliefs to reality, the heart relates a person's mind to feelings and the body. Character is the consequence of morality that has been learned but has also become second nature.

Keywords: body; feelings; heart; mind; morality; personal identity; virtue

Chapter.  9525 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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