The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis

The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis

by Robert MacSwain, Michael Ward
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521884136

ISBN-13: 9780521884136

Pub. Date: 09/27/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate fifty years after his death. This Companion is the first comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey Lewis's career as a

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A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate fifty years after his death. This Companion is the first comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey Lewis's career as a literary historian, popular theologian and creative writer. Twenty-one expert voices from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton and Wheaton, among many other places of learning, analyse Lewis's work from theological, philosophical and literary perspectives. Some chapters consider his professional contribution to fields such as critical theory and intellectual history, while others assess his views on issues including moral knowledge, gender, prayer, war, love, suffering and scripture. The final chapters investigate his work as a writer of fiction and poetry. Original in its approach and unique in its scope, this Companion shows that C.S. Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521884136
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2010
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Abbreviations xvii

C.S. Lewis: chronology xix

1 Introduction Robert Macswain 1

Part I Scholar

2 Literary critic John V. Fleming 15

3 Literary theorist Stephen Logan 29

4 Intellectual historian Dennis Danielson 43

5 Classicist Mark Edwards 58

Part II Thinker

6 On scripture Kevin J. Vanhoozer 75

7 On theology Paul S. Fiddes 89

8 On naturalism Charles Taliaferro 105

9 On moral knowledge Gilbert Meilaender 119

10 On discernment Joseph P. Cassidy 132

11 On love Caroline J. Simon 146

12 On gender Ann Loades 160

13 On power Judith Wolfe 174

14 On violence Stanley Hauerwas 189

15 On suffering Michael Ward 203

Part III Writer

16 The Pilgrim's Regress and Surprised by Joy David Jasper 223

17 The Ransom Trilogy T.A. Shippey 237

18 The Great Divorce Jerry L. Walls 251

19 The Chronicles of Narnia Alan Jacobs 265

20 Till We Have Faces Peter J. Schakel 281

21 Poet Malcolm Guite 294

Bibliography 311

Index 319

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