The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays
From the publisher: "In these seven satirical yet poignant essays, C. S. Lewis tackles the temptation of evil. He challenges readers to decide how they would live on the world’s last night and writes, 'We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are 'on' concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.' The infamous Screwtape makes a special appearance with a toast that explores the prospects for exploiting evil. Blending irony, humor, and paradox, Lewis tackles religion's most difficult and intriguing questions regarding immorality, belief, and the meaning of prayer."
The World’s Last Night and Other Essays is a collection of essays by C. S. Lewis published in the United States in 1960. The volume contains a follow-up to his The Screwtape Letters in the form of “Screwtape Proposes a Toast.” The second, fourth and fifth pieces were published in the U.K. in a volume called Screwtape Proposes a Toast and other pieces (1965); the first, sixth and seventh were published in the U.K. in Fern-seed and Elephants and other essays on Christianity (1975). Contents “The Efficacy of Prayer” “On Obstinacy in Belief” “Lilies That Fester” “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” “Good Work and Good Works” “Religion and Rocketry” / “Will We Lose God in Outer Space” “The World’s Last Night” / “Christian Hope – Its Meaning for Today”