Presented as a Festschrift for Walter Hooper, C.S. Lewis and the Church: Essays in Honour of Walter Hooper examines C.S. Lewis’s ecclesiology, the role of the Church (of England) in his life, and his relation to and significance for Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Evangelicalism.
- … 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 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
Review in Mere Orthodoxy
Review in The Heythrop Journal
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Andrew Cuneo, Introduction: Oxford, 1963, and a Young Boswell
I. The Church in Lewis’s Life
Mark Edwards, C.S. Lewis and Early Christian Literature
Jonathan Herapath, “You Must Throw Yourself in”: C.S. Lewis and the Victorian Literary Church
Francis Warner, Lewis’ Involvement in the Revision of the Psalter
II. The Church in Lewis’s Writings
Michael Ward, The Church in C.S. Lewis’ Fiction
James Como, C. S. Lewis’ Quantum Church: an Uneasy Meditation
Judith Wolfe, C.S. Lewis and the Eschatological Church
Brendan Wolfe, Lewis on Relations between the Churches
III. Lewis and the Churches
Ian Ker, “Mere Christianity” and Catholicism
Kallistos Ware, C.S. Lewis, an “Anonymous Orthodox”?
Chris Mitchell, Lewis and Historic Evangelicalism
Philip Ryken, Lewis as the Patron Saint of American Evangelicalism