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Was C.S. Lewis a Misogynist? Women and C.S. Lewis Book Releases Saturday

 

Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture Release date: August 1st
Women and C.S. Lewis: What his life and literature reveal for today’s culture
Release date: August 1st
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, Legendarium‘s own 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.

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REVIEWS

“A remarkably fine tribute to C.S. Lewis.” —Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis Estate

“Thanks! Someone needed to write this book.” —Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author

“Not all contributors agree, but all take seriously the significance of gender to the world, and we should as well.” —Marjorie Lamp Mead, Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College

“Thought-provoking from the very first page, this collection brings together a wide variety of perspectives on a single, significant question: Was Lewis sexist? It’s a lively conversation, and there’s plenty to enjoy.” —Dr. Diana Pavlac Glyer, author, Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings

“Full of shared wisdom and cogent argument that will challenge your perceptions of Lewis and his world.” —Brian Sibley, author

About Crystal Hurd

Crystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog www.crystalhurd.com, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.