C.S. Lewis for Everyone

Alastair, Derek, and Matt discuss the strange phenomenon of C. S. Lewis and his admirers from all theological quarters.

C.S. Lewis is an odd figure. Beloved, cited, and recruited by both progressive and conservative Christians, his works have a very broad appeal. The very fact of this broad appeal raises questions about his legacy. Alastair, Derek, and Matt examine this phenomenon and how Lewis is read both in fundamentalist America and evangelical Britain.  

Links Mentioned: 

Lexham Press Book of the Month 

Merrie Band 

The Kilns 

Lewis Takes Manhattan,” by Mark Noll in Ad Fontes 

Magdalen College 

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Brits and Yanks
A Very Broad Fanbase
Mere Universality
Lower Influences
The Progressive Reading
Alternate Mode of Engagement
The Conservative Reading
American Lewis Retrieval

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