In this engaging book David Clark guides the reader through the theology of CS Lewis and illuminates the use and understanding of scripture in the works of this popular author.
- Examines his life, work, world view, and the implications of his theology in relation to his other writings
- Looks at Lewis' beliefs on the topics of redemption, humanity, spiritual growth, purgatory, and resurrection
- Examines the different perspectives on Lewis and his work: as prophet, evangelist, and as a spiritual mentor
- Explores the range and influence of Lewis' work, from the bestselling apologetic, Mere Christianity, to the world-famous Chronicles of Narnia
- Features specially-commissioned artwork throughout
- Written in an accessible style for general readers, students, and scholars, and will introduce Lewis' theology to a wider audience.
"C. S. Lewis once suggested that it would be a boon to be able to have a real live Epicurean at our elbow when reading Lucretius or to learn from a mouse or bee's perspective; so Professor David Clark gives us the enlarged pleasure of reading Lewis with a sensible and good-humored theologian by our side. This is no stale and stuffy pedantic writing, but a lively, witty, and fully engaging translation of Lewis's thoughts on Christian doctrines of faith and redemption (and a bit of Purgatory). With clarity and piercing insight, Professor Clark guides us merry fellow pilgrims along Lewis' own spiritual and intellectual journey, pointing out hidden trails, narrow paths, and fascinating facts and myths along the way."
Terry Lindvall, Virginia Wesleyan College
"Professor Clark writes with the confidence of one whose broad and informed acquaintance with the Lewis canon allows him to speak authoritatively about Lewis's theology and use of Scriptural tradition."
Bruce L. Edwards, Bowling Green State University
"A very winsome book - nicely poised between a comprehensive introduction for the reader new to Lewis and a holistic treatment of the varied literary output in the Lewis canon for Lewis admirers ... The chief contribution of this work lies in [Clark's] steady treatment of Lewis's use of Scripture and the Scriptural basis of his own imaginative works ... This work walks the tightrope between saying too much and saying just enough from the perspective of a Biblical scholar who also well understands the nature and narrative and why Lewis wrote as he did. Very good for individual or group study."