This week at Transpositions sees a week long chapter by chapter review of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis, edited by Robert MacSwain and Michael Ward, and introduced by Anna Blanch here. 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:
Monday: Steve Schuler, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mobile, Alabama examines Part I of the companion in a review that considers these four chapters as a presentation of Lewis as scholar.
Part I: Scholar
- Literary critic by John V. Fleming
- Literary theorist by Stephen Logan
- Intellectual historian by Dennis Danielson
- Classicist by Mark Edwards
Tuesday: Danny Gabelman, is a PhD candidate in ITIA working on the fairytale levity of George MacDonald. Danny also participated in Transposition’s recent symposium on the Imagination. This review considers the first five chapters of the second part of the companion, Lewis as Thinker.
Part II: Thinker
- 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: Beth Tracey, a PhD student in Hebrew Bible at the University of St. Andrews.
Thursday: Ryan Mullins, a PhD Student in Theology at the University of St Andrews. This review consider two of the most philosophical chapters in the companion.
Friday: Travis Buchanan is a 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.
Part III: Writer
- 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: Anna M Blanch, is the co-ordinator of the week long review of the Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. A regular contributor to Transpositions and PhD candidate in the Institute of Theology, Imagination, and the Arts 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.