From the November/December, 2010 issue of Touchstone
C. S. Lewis sex Fixing Lewis by S. M. Hutchens

Fixing Lewis

A Sword Between the Sexes? C. S. Lewis and the Gender Debates
by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen
Brazos Press, 2010
(272 pages, $19.99, paperback)

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

A Sword Between the Sexes? is a thoroughly researched and masterfully composed account of a development its author detects in C. S. Lewis’s thought on gender matters that moved, as Lewis matured, from the hierarchicalism and gender essentialism of “Priestesses in the Church?” and That Hideous Strength toward the greater egalitarianism of works like The Chronicles of Narnia and Till We Have Faces, a movement influenced by his encounters with outstanding women whose qualities h . . .


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