Drawing on the whole body of C.S. Lewis published fiction and non-fiction, as well as previously unpublished letters, Richard Purtill offers a clear, comprehensive assessment of Lewis defense of Christianity. He examines Lewis thinking on religion in light of contemporary thought, giving attention to such central issues as: the nature of God, the divinity of Christ, the manifestation of miracles in history, the challenge of faith, the meaning of death and the afterlife.
C.S. Lewis Case for the Christian Faith is an excellent introduction to Lewiss best thinking on the major themes of the Christian tradition. Those who know his writing will find a new appreciation of his "Christian imagination" and a deep respect for his distinctive contribution to an understanding of Christianity.
Richard Purtill (born 1931), is the Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, as well as an author of fantasy and science fiction, critical non-fiction on the same genres, and various works on religion and philosophy. He is best known for his novels of the "Kaphtu" universe. He as written as both Richard Purtill and Richard L. Purtill, a variant form of his name. He is active in professional writing circles, being a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and the National Writers Union
A must for the serious student of C.S. Lewis, and for anyone desiring an understandable approach to the Christian faith.
- Augsburg Newsletter
"An ideal introduction to Lewis for the uninitiated and a fine recapitulation for those already familiar."
- Library Journal