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.
"A remarkably fine tribute to C.S. Lewis."
--Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis Estate
"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, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College
"Thought-provoking from the very first page, this collection brings together a wide variety of perspectives on a single, significant question: Was Lewis sexist? Its a lively conversation, and theres plenty to enjoy."
--Dr. Diana Pavlac Glyer, author, Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings and The Company They Keep
"Full of shared wisdom and cogent argument that will challenge your perceptions of Lewis and his world."
--Brian Sibley, author and broadcaster known for BBC serializations
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.