C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics
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C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics



"That a writer of Dr. Lewis's scholarly and literary stature should publish more than a dozen books directly or indirectly defending Christianity is news; that his works should have such wide repercussions is still more significant news and merits a second thought. What does it mean when his books become best-sellers? Does the fact indicate anything about the intellectual currents of the present decade? If so, it seems time to examine more closely the exact kind of Christianity and philosophy presented in Dr. Lewis's writings, and the literary techniques that have brought him into the forefront of authors dealing with religious themes."
"In this book I hope to add something (though not too much) to the scanty supply of biographical information available about Dr. Lewis, but my main concern will be with his ideas, the way he presents them, and the significance of his popularity. "
--from the foreword by the author



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Published 07 December 2008
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Wipf and Stock Publishers 199 W 8th Ave, Suite 3 Eugene, OR 97401 C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics By Walsh, Chad Copyright©1949 by Walsh, Chad ISBN 13: 978-1-55635-883-8 Publication date 11/03/2008 Previously published by The Macmillan Company, 1949
Series Foreword
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) taught Medieval and Renaissance Language and Literature at Oxford and Cambridge Universities for almost four decades. He wrote much for publication: literary criticism, poetry, theology, spirituality, science fiction, juvenile literature, novels, autobiography, but alas no plays. Over and above that, he kept up a fierce correspondence for decades; 3,228 letters of his compiled and edited by Walter Hooper have been published in three volumes (2000–2006). Hooper, long the literary adviser to the Estate of C. S. Lewis, has done much of the primal research on Lewis, editing and seeing to publication perhaps a dozen collections of Lewis’s shorter writings (essays, articles, addresses; literary criticism; diaries). Most Lewis books are still in print in one way or another. But various studies of and commentaries on Lewisiana by others have not had the same longevity. Many are now out of print, but there is much research and review yet to be done. To aid present and future scholars, Wipf and Stock Publishers has established a series devoted to worthy books on or about Lewis. Perhaps because I have done four books on or about Lewis, Wipf and Stock has asked me to be the general editor of the series.
William Griffin Series Editor for C. S. Lewis Studies 2007