Women and C.S. Lewis : What his life and literature reveal for today's culture
Sexism in Narnia? Or Screwtape? Or amongst the Inklings? Many critics have labelled C.S. Lewis a sexist, even a misogynist. Did the life and writing of the hugely popular author and professor betray attitudes that today are unacceptable, even deplorable? The younger Lewis was criticized for a mysterious living arrangement with a woman, but his later marriage to an American poet, Joy Davidman, became a celebrated love story. As a writer he, along with J.R.R. Tolkien, formed a legendary literary group, the Inklings - but without women. In this collection of short essays, opinion pieces, and interviews, academics and writers come together to investigate these accusations. They include Alister McGrath, Randy Alcorn, Monika Hilder, Don W. King, Kathy Keller, Colin Duriez, Crystal Hurd, Jeanette Sears, David C. Downing, Malcolm Guite, and Holly Ordway. The resulting work, Women and C.S. Lewis, provides broad and satisfying answers.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 128 x 196 x 24mm | 300g
- 01 Aug 2015
- Lion Hudson Plc
- Lion Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Black and white pics of contributors in text
"A remarkably fine tribute to C.S. Lewis." -- Walter Hooper, literary advisor to the C.S. Lewis Estate, United Kingdom "Thanks! Someone needed to write this book." -- Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of Miracles, Bonhoeffer, 7 Men, and others. "Excellent for both fans of Lewis and for scholars. Rich in truth and wisdom for the twenty-first century. A most welcome contribution to closure on the vital question of Lewis' views on gender." -- Dr J. Stanley Mattson, Founder and President, The C.S. Lewis Foundation, Redlands, California. "This book brings new light, thought, and perception to the subject of women in C.S. Lewis' life and writings. These essays are full of shared wisdom and cogent argument that will challenge your perceptions of Lewis and his world." -- Brian Sibley, writer and broadcaster known for his highly acclaimed BBC serializations of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. "Finally, here is a book that properly places Lewis in his socio-cultural setting for a thorough and positive examination of nearly every aspect in which women touched his life - from created literary characters, professional acquaintances, familial relationships, literary references, to the deep marital love that so blessed his life with Joy. This collective work of prominent Lewis scholars is an extraordinary and vital read for any Lewis enthusiast." -- Deborah Higgens, PhD, former Director of the C.S. Lewis Study Centre, Oxford; Professor of Medieval Literature, La Sierra University, California; author of Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
About Mary Pomroy Key
Carolyn Curtis is a veteran journalist, author of six books, and winner of many awards, including from the Wall Street Journal and the Society of Professional Journalists. Mary Pomroy Key has a doctorate in Counselling Psychology, and is Director of Special Programs for the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Mary Pomroy Key has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is Director of Special Programs for the C.S. Lewis Foundation.