By Robert MacSwain, Michael Ward

A extraordinary educational, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling writer of kid's literature, C. S. Lewis is a arguable and enigmatic determine who keeps to fascinate, fifty years after his dying. This better half is the 1st finished single-volume examine written by way of a global staff of students to survey Lewis's occupation as a literary historian, renowned theologian, and artistic author. Twenty-one specialist voices from Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Wheaton, between many different areas of studying, research Lewis's paintings from theological, philosophical, and literary views. a few chapters give some thought to his expert contribution to fields corresponding to severe concept and highbrow background, whereas others determine his perspectives on matters together with ethical wisdom, gender, prayer, warfare, love, agony, and Scripture. the ultimate chapters examine his paintings as a author of fiction and poetry. unique in its strategy and special in its scope, this better half indicates that C. S. Lewis used to be even more than purely the guy in the back of Narnia.

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