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C. S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper

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C. S. Lewis, himself a layperson in the Church of England, has exercised an extraordinarily wide influence on the faithful of Anglican, Roman Catholic, Evangelical, and other churches, all of whom tend to naturally claim him as one of their own. One reason for this diverse appropriation is the elusiveness of the church—in the sense both of his own denomination and of the wider subject of ecclesiology—in Lewis’ writings.

The essays contained in this volume critically examine the place, character, and role of the Church in Lewis’ life. The result is a detailed and scintillating picture of the interactions of one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century theology with the contemporaneous development of the Church of England—with key concepts in ecclesiology and interdenominational matters.

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  • Examines the place, character, and role of the Church in Lewis’s life
  • Presents a detailed picture of Lewis’ interactions with the development of the Church of England
  • Offers a variety of perspectives on the role of the church in C. S. Lewis’ life
  • “C.S. Lewis and Early Christian Literature” by Mark Edwards
  • “‘You Must Throw Yourself in’: C.S. Lewis and the Victorian Literary Church” by Jonathan Herapath
  • “Lewis’ Involvement in the Revision of the Psalter” by Francis Warner
  • “The Church in C.S. Lewis’ Fiction” by Michael Ward
  • “C.S. Lewis’ Quantum Church: An Uneasy Meditation” by James Como
  • “C.S. Lewis and the Eschatological Church” by Judith Woolfe
  • “C.S. Lewis on Relations between the Churches” by B.N. Wolfe
  • “‘Mere Christianity’ and Catholicism” by Ian Ker
  • “C.S. Lewis, an ‘Anonymous Orthodox’?” by Kallistos Ware
  • “Lewis and Historic Evangelicalism” by Christopher W. Mitchell
  • “Lewis as the Patron Saint of American Evangelicalism” by Philip Ryken
. . . a significant addition to the scholarly work on Lewis . . . The authors of this book typically strike just the right balance between a survey of the figure at the heart of the particular chapter and a presentation of some specific examples of their theological interests.

Church Times

. . . this is a thought-provoking collection . . . and it stands well beside Hooper’s own most impressive monument, the magnificent three-volume annotated edition of Lewis’ letters.

Oxford Journals

This collection of splendid essays portrays a deeply spiritual Lewis from many perspectives. It is an essential read for everyone with interest in any phase of his life.

Theological Book Review, vol. 23, no. 2

  • Title: C. S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper
  • Authors: Judith Wolfe, B. N. Wolfe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Print Publication Date: 2012
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 › Religion; Church of England
  • ISBNs: 9780567047366, 9780567638489, 0567047369, 0567638480
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.festschrift
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T23:02:41Z

Judith Wolfe is a fellow in theology at St. John’s College at the University of Oxford. She has written widely on the interfaces between theology, philosophy, and literature. She is general editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies.

Brendan N. Wolfe is a past president and secretary of the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society and executive editor of the Journal of Inklings Studies (formerly the C. S. Lewis Chronicle). A DPhil candidate in late antique studies and historical linguistics at the University of Oxford, he is a regular contributor to the Bryn Mawr Classical Review and coeditor of two forthcoming volumes on C. S. Lewis.


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