A rich presentation of C.S. Lewis' place in the literary and academic culture of Oxford and Cambridge, with fresh, exciting views on his space trilogy, Narnia, apologetics, and his standing as a moral philosopher. A must for serious students of this writer, whose importance increases with every decade.
co-author of The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield
Reading C.S. Lewis should be read by Lewis devotees and detractors alike. In this remarkably wise and balanced account of Lewis' imaginative and apologetic works, readers of every persuasion will discover an intellect more capacious, a sensibility more congenial, and a world-view more inclusive and edifying than those of the sectarian Lewis created and somewhat distorted by our own cultural wars.
author of C.S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy
Wesley Kort's achievement is to have written a treatment of C. S. Lewis that is, first, synoptic, in that it covers generously yet concisely the broad ambit of Lewis's writing. Kort is at once a sensitive and a sensible reader of Lewis, who takes seriously Lewis' thought while refusing to play the 'are you for him or are you against him?' game. Kort has given us an 'experiment in criticism' of an order that Lewis himself would surely have appreciated.
-Richard A. Rosengarten,
The University of Chicago Divinity School