The British theologian and apologist Alister McGrath has written a new biography of C. S. Lewis entitled C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet. The Washington Post has given it a rave review written by Michael Dirda, a critic I’ve appreciated for a long time. I’m surprised but glad to see he is a C. S. Lewis fan.
Dirda praises Lewis’s scholarly writings on literary history–generally neglected by his fans but still highly respected in the academic world–and then summarizes McGrath’s take on Lewis. [Read more...]