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C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil: An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme
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C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil: An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme


Pickwick Publications 2009

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C.S. Lewis was concerned about an aspect of the problem of evil he called subjectivism: the tendency of one’s perspective to move towards self-referentialism and utilitarianism. In C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil, Jerry Root provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis’ published work as he argues Lewis’ case against subjectivism. Root also reveals that Lewis consistently employed fiction to make his case, as virtually all of his villains are portrayed as subjectivists. More than an exposition of Lewis, Root shows how the Oxford don’s writings were prophetic, and this book is a timely investigation into the problem of evil today.

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Key Features

  • Provides a holistic reading of Lewis by walking the reader through all of Lewis’ published work
  • Argues Lewis’ case against subjectivism
  • Investigates the problem of evil today


  • Objectivity and Evil
  • The Problem of Pain
  • Lewis’s Literary Criticism and a Problem of Evil
  • The Rhetorical Aim of Lewis’s Fiction in Light of a Problem of Evil
  • Literary Analysis
  • Conclusions

Praise for the Print Edition

Few people know Lewis as well as Jerry Root, and few ideas were more central to Lewis’ thought than his critique of subjectivism.

—Alan Jacobs, author, The Narnian: the Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis

Few people in the world have a richer knowledge of C.S. Lewis’ works or a more energetic intellectual curiosity than Jerry Root.

—Wayne Martindale, author, Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell

Anyone with a serious interest in Lewis or the problem of evil will be fascinated by this major contribution to Lewis studies.

—Lyle W. Dorsett, author, Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis

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About Jerry Root

Jerry Root is assistant professor of evangelism and associate director of the Institute for Strategic Evangelism at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. He is also visiting professor at Biola University and Talbot Graduate School of Theology in California. He is author of The Sacrament of Evangelism, The Soul of Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-six of His Best Loved Writings, and The Quotable Lewis.