Women and C.S. Lewis

Women and C.S. Lewis
What his life and literature reveal
for today's culture

Sexism in Narnia? Or Screwtape? Or among the Inklings? Critics have labelled C.S. Lewis a sexist, even a misogynist. Did the life and writing of the hugely popular British 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. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien formed a legendary literary group, the Inklings – but without women.

Women and C.S. Lewis features academics and writers who come together to investigate the accusations: Alister McGrath, Randy Alcorn, Monika Hilder, Holly Ordway, Don W. King, Kathy Keller, Colin Duriez, Crystal Hurd, Jeanette Sears, David C. Downing, Michael Ward, Devin Brown, Malcolm Guite, Joy Jordan-Lake, Steven Elmore, Andrew Lazo, Mary Poplin, Christin Ditchfield, Lyle W. Dorsett, Paul McCusker, Crystal Downing, Kasey Macsenti, Brett McCracken, John Stonestreet, Kelly Belmonte, Brad Davis. Women and C.S. Lewis provides broad and satisfying answers. Editors are Carolyn Curtis, veteran journalist and book author; Mary Pomroy Key, Director, C.S. Lewis Study Center, Northfield, Massachusetts.

Format: Paperback & eBook
Print Length: 289 pages
Available: July 2015
Publisher: Lion Hudson
ISBN 10: 0745956947
ISBN 13: 978-0745956947
e-ISBN: 978-0745956954

Welcome to my website – and your introduction to my latest book! It’s a collection of interviews and essays from distinguished thinkers writing on the theme of Lewis and women, in his life and writings.

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

Not all contributors agree, but all take seriously the significance of gender to the world, and we should as well.

Marjorie Lamp Mead
Interim Director, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College, Illinois

Thought-provoking from the very first page, this collection brings together a wide variety of perspectives on a single, significant question: Was Lewis sexist? It’s a lively conversation, and there’s plenty to enjoy.

Dr. Diana Pavlac Glyer
author, Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings; The Company They Keep

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

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

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