Rowan Willams, former Archbishop of Canterbury–and now Master of Magdalene, C.S.Lewis’s old college at Cambridge–has recently written a book about the Chronicles of Narnia, entitled The Lion’s World. This is one of several books this year about Lewis, along with, among others, Alister McGrath’s C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet.
Williams recently wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal, writing about Lewis’s theology and the perception of him in much of popular culture. In the article, entitled “Why You Can’t Get Into Narnia By Turning Left or Right,” Williams argues that Lewis defies easy labels and definition, and that his writings are still relevant to this day. He writes, “He turns out to be a lot harder to categorize than you might expect. And there lies his abiding importance. He is able to change the terms of our culture wars and to force some tough self-questioning for Christians – and others – of the “right” as much as the “left.”
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