Women and C.S. Lewis

A collection of interviews and essays from a group of distinguished scholars and bloggers writing on the theme of Lewis and women, in his life and writings 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.

Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor

Write Publish Promote at Cowgirlheart Media
Write, Publish, Promote. Words I am learning to live by. Want this to be your motto too? Join me and together we'll navigate the path to publishing success.

Latest posts by Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor (see all)

About Nanci Arvizu, Writing and Reviews Editor 2429 Articles
Write, Publish, Promote. Words I am learning to live by. Want this to be your motto too? Join me and together we'll navigate the path to publishing success.

2 Comments

  1. Seek Truth Sometimes a rumor begins to fester into “fact”; people stop asking important questions and start making silly assumptions. Such is the case with C.S. Lewis’s views on women. What if you could gather together the very best evidence and present it from a multitude of perspectives? What if you could brush aside the tired old party line and carefully examine the truth? That is the power of this new collection. A breadth of insights. A variety of voices. A thoughtful reassessment. It’s…

  2. Especially useful is the “every man” approach of writing for a … Women and C.S. Lewis offers a banquet of perspectives on how Lewis viewed and valued women. This is a marvelous collection of essays from both well known Lewis scholars and some lesser known but keenly insightful writers. Especially useful is the “every man” approach of writing for a wider reading audience. The range of offerings in this compilation book holds something for everyone and it gives us a multi-faceted glimpse into this complicated topic.A refreshing and timely opportunity…

Leave a Reply