Friday, August 26, 2011

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

Every age has its own outlook. It is specially good at seeing certain truths and specially liable to make certain mistakes. We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books.

C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963, On the Reading of Old Books, God in the Dock, Part II, 4 (William Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1970, p. 202)

What do you think of this? Does it make sense to you?

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