Transpositions hosted a week long chapter by chapter review of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, edited by Robert MacSwain and Michael Ward. Part of the Cambridge Companions to Religion series, this companion has twenty-one wide ranging essays grouped together under three aspects of Lewis’ career and his legacy:
- Part I: Scholar
- Part II: Thinker
- Part II: Writer
The reviewers this week are as follows:
Sunday (8/5): “Introduction” by Anna M Blanch. (Co-ordinator of the week long review of the Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. A regular contributor to Transpositions and PhD candidate in ITIA at the University of St Andrews, Anna is writing her doctoral thesis on E.Nesbit, one of Lewis’s childhood authors of choice; she also wrote her honours thesis on myth and typology in The Chronicles of Narnia).
Monday (9/5): “C. S. Lewis: The Professional Scholar” by Steve Schuler (Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mobile, Alabama).
The chapters reviewed by Schuler include:
- Literary critic by John V. Fleming
- Literary theorist by Stephen Logan
- Intellectual historian by Dennis Danielson
- Classicist by Mark Edwards
Tuesday (10/5): “C. S. Lewis: The Thinker” by Danny Gabelman. (PhD candidate in ITIA working on the fairytale levity of George MacDonald).
The Chapters Reviewed by Gabelman include:
- On scripture by Kevin J. Vanhoozer
- On theology by Paul S. Fiddes
- On naturalism by Charles Taliaferro
- On moral knowledge by Gilbert Meilaender
- On discernment by Joseph P. Cassidy
Wednesday (11/5): “C. S. Lewis: On Love, Gender and Power” by Beth Tracey. (PhD student in Hebrew Bible at the University of St. Andrews)
The chapters reviewed by Tracy include:
Thursday (12/5): “C. S. Lewis: Violence and Suffering” by Ryan Mullins. (PhD Student in Theology at the University of St Andrews)
The chapters reviewed by Mullins include:
Friday (13/5): “C. S. Lewis: Writer (Of Journeying and Heavenly Things)” by Travis. (PhD student in the Insitute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St Andrews. Travis is writing his doctoral thesis on C. S. Lewis.)
The chapers reveiwed by Buchanan include:
- The Pilgrim’s Regress and Surprised by Joy by David Jasper
- The Ransom Trilogy by T. A. Shippey
- The Great Divorce by Jerry L. Walls
Saturday (14/5): “C. S. Lewis: Writer and Poet” by Anna M Blanch.
- The Chronicles of Narnia by Alan Jacobs
- Till We Have Faces by Peter J. Schakel
- Poet by Malcolm Guite