Full endorsements for "Women and C.S. Lewis"

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“Written for laypeople and academics alike, this collection of essays would likely have pleased Lewis himself. Rather than respond to the charge that Lewis was sexist by merely assigning its own pejorative label to those responsible for the accusation, which occurs all too frequently in what passes for intellectual exchange these days, it rejects mere shibboleth for honest engagement with the issues themselves, drawing on a diverse array of authors who consider the evidence from both Lewis’ writings and life. Curtis and Key are to be commended for this valuable contribution to a crucial discussion.”

Dr. Stephen Dunning Associate Professor of English, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia; author of The Crisis and the Quest: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Charles Williams; co-founder and co-director of the Inklings Institute of Canada, housed at TWU

“Curtis and Key have assembled wonderfully varied voices yielding high scholarship that is yet readily accessible to address the question of C.S Lewis’ attitude toward women. Does misogyny exist in Lewis’ writings, or in the eye of the beholder? No contributor to this fine volume shies away from that question. What an engaging, delightful read!”

D. Joy Riley, MD, MA (Bioethics) Executive Director of The Tennessee Center for Bioethics & Culture. Co-author (with C. Ben Mitchell) of Christian Bioethics: A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families (B&H Academic, 2014)

“In this work you will find a thorough and honest exploration into the role of women in the life of C.S. Lewis. Its great strength is found in the diversity, depth, and breadth of perspectives, the range of which offers valuable insight into the nuances of his writing and his growth as a person. Given the frequent criticism directed toward Lewis in regard to women, this book is a much-needed voice and essential resource: an excellent read.”

Lisa Coutras author of the forthcoming Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty; PhD Candidate, Kings College London

“I am indeed very supportive of Women and C.S. Lewis, a worthwhile contribution that a wide range of readers will enjoy and find most helpful.”

Mark A. Pike, BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (Ed), PhD Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Leeds, England. Author of C.S. Lewis as Teacher for our Time (Lutterworth Press, Cambridge, 2013)

“Controversy about the women in Jack’s life and literature has often left a cloud of controversy over his life and writings. Finally, here is a book that properly places Lewis in his socio-cultural setting for a thorough and positive examination of nearly every aspect in which women touched his life – from created literary characters, professional acquaintances, familial relationships, literary references, to the deep marital love that so blessed his life with Joy. This collective work of prominent Lewis scholars is an extraordinary and vital read for any Lewis enthusiast.”

Deborah Higgens, PhD former Director of the C.S. Lewis Study Centre Oxford; Professor of Medieval Literature, La Sierra University, California; author of Anglo-Saxon Community in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings