Book Review

The Central Lie

C. S. Lewis: Anti-Darwinist: A Careful Examination of the Development of His Views on Darwinism
by Jerry Bergman

Wipf & Stock, 2016
(160 pages, $21.00, paperback)

reviewed by Louis Markos

Let's face it: most Christian writers and academics today who accept the Nicene Creed, who are passionate about evangelism, and who believe that the Christian worldview has implications for all that we study and write owe a conscious debt to C. S. Lewis. That is a good thing, but it can often lead to turf wars, with various factions seeking to appropriate Lewis for their side. Thus, while those on the theological right try to claim Lewis as a biblical inerrantist or a TULIP Calvinist, those . . .

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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.


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