by Ed Derby
Resurrection is a subject that is central to the Christian narrative. Lewis addresses the idea of resurrection in his stories (Aslan and Eustace come to mind, for example), in his theological works, and in his letters. In this simple series of articles during Lent, I want to point out several occasions where Lewis discusses resurrection with hopes that his take on the subject might better refine ours as we head into Easter.
In "Miracles" from God in the Dock, Lewis says that "resurrection involves 'reversal' of the natural process in the sense that it involves a series of changes moving in the opposite direction to those we see."* Death takes what was purposed for life and returns it to its place in the earth.
Lewis calls it the changing from "organic" to "inorganic."
What once breathed, then, will help the flowers grow. But, the surprise of resurrection is the reversal of what we know as natural.