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The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge Companions to Religion)by Robert Macswain
Synopses & Reviews
A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C. S. Lewis 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, analyze 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.
The first comprehensive single-volume study to survey C. S. Lewis's career as an academic, Christian thinker, and creative writer.
This is the first comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey C. S. Lewis's career as a literary historian, popular theologian, and creative writer. Original in its approach and unique in its scope, it shows that Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia.
About the Author
Robert MacSwain is Assistant Professor in Theology and Christian Ethics, the School of Theology, University of the South, Tennessee. He is the co-editor, with Jeffrey Stout, of Grammar and Grace (2004), and, with Ann Loades, of The Truth-Seeking Heart (2006).Michael Ward is Chaplain at St Peter's College, University of Oxford. He is the author of Planet Narnia (2008) and the co-editor, with Ben Quash, of Heresies and How to Avoid Them (2007).
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Robert MacSwain; Part I. Scholar: 2. Literary critic John V. Fleming; 3. Literary theorist Stephen Logan; 4. Intellectual historian Dennis Danielson; 5. Classicist Mark Edwards; Part II. Thinker: 6. On Scripture Kevin J. Vanhoozer; 7. On theology Paul S. Fiddes; 8. On naturalism Charles Taliaferro; 9. On moral knowledge Gilbert Meilaender; 10. On discernment Joseph P. Cassidy; 11. On love Caroline J. Simon; 12. On gender Ann Loades; 13. On power Judith Wolfe; 14. On violence Stanley Hauerwas; 15. On suffering Michael Ward; Part III. Writer: 16. The Pilgrim's Regress and Surprised by Joy David Jasper; 17. The Ransom Trilogy T. A. Shippey; 18. The Great Divorce Jerry L. Walls; 19. The Chronicles of Narnia Alan Jacobs; 20. Till We Have Faces Peter J. Schakel; 21. Poet Malcolm Guite; Bibliography; Index.
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