The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge Companions to Religion)

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Robert Macswain
Cambridge University Press, 9/9/2010
EAN 9780521711142, ISBN10: 0521711142

Paperback, 350 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

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 a 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 the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, and Wheaton College, 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.

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