From the September/October, 1999 issue of Touchstone
C. S. Lewis Writing What Your Readers Will Hear by David Mills

Writing What Your Readers Will Hear

C. S. Lewis, Analogy & the Lay Mind

by David Mills

A few months ago I was standing by the book table at a theological conference, looking down at the row of C. S. Lewis’s apologetic works displayed for sale, when the young woman standing beside me said to a friend, in a somewhat lofty voice, “Oh, they’re not very imaginative. I don’t think you’d like them.” Patronizing Lewis is a sign of sophistication in some circles, but that his works were not imaginative was still a peculiar charge to make against him. With the apologetic writings of G. K. Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers, his are the most imaginative of this . . .


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