Further Up and Further In: Orthodox Conversations with C. S. Lewis on Scripture and Theology


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by Edith M. Humphrey

Drawing on Lewis’s broad corpus, both his beloved classics and his less well-known writings, Humphrey brings Lewis into conversation with Orthodox thinkers from the ancient past down to the present day, on subjects as diverse and challenging as the nature of reality, miracles, the ascetic life, the atonement, the last things, and the mystery of male and female.

No 20th century Christian writer had as great an impact on the faithful of the West as C. S. Lewis. That’s why it is essential that a widely-read, deep-thinking Orthodox Christian hold a series of  “conversations” with him, bringing forward both the brilliance of his  work, and the corners where Orthodox faith would turn a different way.  Edith Humphrey’s book is both invigorating and enjoyable, and sends me back to reread Lewis with a fresh perspective. —Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green, author of Welcome to the Orthodox Church

C. S. Lewis is a thinker much treasured by many Orthodox. Edith Humphrey’s clear, joyful, and accessible book brings Lewis into conversation with Orthodox thinkers and reveals many consistently Orthodox strands in the thought of this immensely popular Christian apologist. 
—Very Rev. Dr Andrew Louth, Professor Emeritus, Durham University

For Christians of my generation to read this book is to begin to understand who we are. We are all children of C. S. Lewis. He wrote the stories that formed our imagination. He taught us how to be effective apologists in the age of technology. And he insisted that we take the Bible seriously. Thanks to Edith Humphrey for this keen, critical appreciation of a singular modern master.
—Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Franciscan University of Steubenville

With elegant writing, and perceptive literary and theological insight, Edith Humphrey is a sure and satisfying guide to the one she calls a guide to Reality. Both seasoned and new readers of Lewis—whatever their  religious tradition—will be enlightened, enriched, and occasionally  provoked by this delightful volume. —Michael J. Gorman, Ph.D., St Mary’s Seminary & University


About the Author: Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The grandmother of five boys and seven girls, she is the author of seven books on the Bible and Orthodoxy.


Author: Edith M. Humphrey

Paperback: 301 pages

Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches

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