Shortfall by S. M. Hutchens

Book Review

Shortfall

Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis
by Donald T. Williams

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

Lewis is here brought before the bar of Evangelical systematic theology by an author eminently qualified to do it, being a professor of the same with a knowledge of Lewis's writings, including his published correspondence, so accurate and comprehensive that he is able to summon the best examples from Lewis of the subject at hand. The final judgment of this court is that Lewis doesn't cover all the bases, for which he, not being a professional theologian, is excused. He is a bad theologian where he doesn't agree with Evangelicalism (representing as it does the historical teachings of the Church), and a good one where he does, or suggests fortifying improvements.

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