NOTE: I’m reposting this partly because at the time I first highlighted it the final two posts had not been completed and there are now. Additionally, I wanted to make you aware of four-part miniseries I recorded with Crystal on the topic (see links below).
Many casual readers of C.S. Lewis believe that he disliked women and some of them even think that he “encouraged misogyny and the oppression of women.” That last view was something that Dr. Crystal Hurd ran into when she was defending her doctoral dissertation. This encounter is part of what lead her to write a series of articles about Lewis and women. She began this project in May, 2013 and at the time of this posting is nearly finished.
Dr. Hurd provides useful background information for each subtopic she addresses in her series. Below you will find a direct link to each of the parts. Her website also contains other material on C.S. Lewis that you will want to check out as well. That link is a the end of the list. And if you link on the graphic above you will be taken to her site and a listing of the Lewis and women series is given as well.
- Introduction to Lewis and Women Series
- Part One – The Sinking of Atlantis: Flora Lewis
- Part Two – Light in the Darkness: Miss C., the Matron
- Part Three – Furlough and Fascination: Mrs. Moore
- Part Four – Ladies and the Letters: Lewis and His Female Correspondents
- Part Five – Iron Sharpens Iron: Elizabeth Anscombe
- Part Six – Hunting the Unicorn: Lewis and Ruth Pitter
- Part Seven – “My Mistress”: Joy Davidman
- Part Eight- Lewis and Women: Portrayals in The Pilgrim’s Regress
- Part Nine- Lewis and Women: Portrayals in The Chronicles of Narnia
- Part Ten- Lewis and Women: Portrayals in The Science Fiction (or Ransom) Trilogy
- Part Eleven- Lewis and Women: Portrayals in Til We Have Faces
- Part Twelve- Commentary in Various Works of Nonfiction
- Conclusion and Discussion
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Visit Dr. Crystal Hurd’s Website
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- Lewis & Women #1 – Series Overview
- Lewis & Women #2 – Factual Women
- Lewis & Women #3 – Fictional Women
- Lewis & Women #4 – Top Three Women