Books on C.S. Lewis


Below is a list of books by philosophers on C.S. Lewis or the Inklings:

The list is certain to be incomplete.  Please email me a reference to anything that I've missed.

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  • Barkman, Adam. C.S. Lewis & Philosophy as a Way of Life: A Comprehensive Historical Examination of His Philosophical Thoughts. Wayne, Pa.: Zossima Press, 2009.
  • Beversluis, John. C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion. Rev. and updated. Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 2007.
  • Burson, Scott R., and Jerry L. Walls. C.S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1998.
  • Dougherty, Trent. The Problem of Animal Pain: A Theodicy for All Creatures Great and Small. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  • Goetz, Stewart. A Philosophical Walking Tour with C.S. Lewis: Why It Did Not Include Rome. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Puplishing, Inc, 2015.
  • ———. C.S. Lewis. First Edition. Blackwell Great Minds 16. Hoboken: Wiley, 2017.
  • Holmer, Paul L. C. S. Lewis: The Shape of His Faith and Thought. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.
  • Kreeft, Peter. C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium: Six Essays on the Abolition of Man. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994.
  • ———. The Philosophy of Tolkien: The Worldview behind The Lord of the Rings. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005.
  • Purtill, Richard L. J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality, and Religion. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.
  • ———. Lord of the Elves and Eldils. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006.
  • Reppert, Victor. C.S. Lewis’s Dangerous Idea: A Philosophical Defense of Lewis’s Argument from Reason. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2003.
  • Root, Jerry. C.S. Lewis and a Problem of Evil: An Investigation of a Pervasive Theme, 2009.
  • Root, Jerry, Mark Neal, and Steven A. Beebe. The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis: An Introduction. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2015.
  • Slagle, Jim. The Epistemological Skyhook: Determinism, Naturalism, and Self-Defeat. Routledge, 2016.
  • Wielenberg, Erik J. God and the Reach of Reason: C.S. Lewis, David Hume, and Bertrand Russell. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.


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