Re: Incarnation

Mon, 15 Apr 1996 14:41:24 -0700 (PDT)

> I seem to remember C.S. Lewis being open to the possibility of life on
> other planets but insisting that if they were creatures capable of sin,
> and actually did sin, and (apparently unlike the angels) were capable of
> redemption, then their redemption would be on the basis of the
> incarnation of the Son on planet Earth. Unfortunately, my cursory survey
> of Lewis's books I have at hand did not locate that reference... maybe
> someone else knows it (hope I'm not mistaken).

I think the essay was titled something like "Religion and Rocketry". It
may be in _The World's Last Night_ collection, but I can't be sure since
people keep borrowing my Lewis books and don't return them. I think
Lewis offered both possibilities, that other fallen races would be
dependent on the Incarnation on Earth, _and_ that other means of
redemption might have been provided on other planets.

Steve Schaffner