It is in the role of remythologizer that C. S. Lewis has been most misunderstood, and it is there that his importance lies. His was the poetic intensity that saw all hell swallowed by a butterfly with no harm done. Of his creation are allegories and myth that express very real elements of life behond understanding or capture for more than a moment.
White's 1969 study is the first to examine the entire Lewis corpus and the first to offer such an extensive bibliography. To these invaluable aids for Lewis scholars, White adds his own training in theology and literary criticism and a sensitivity to the complexities of the artist and the religious man. His interpretation of the intricate skeins of belief to be found in Lewis' work make this study as significant to the theological as to the literary world.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Supremely, Lewis is seen as a writer who gave to modern man one of the most luminous presentations of the Christian understanding of man himself....Lewis, by virtue of being a literary scholar and a poet before he turned theologian, has expounded and demonstrated an approach to the language of religion that scholars will disregard to their loss. They have no excuse for disregarading it. Dr. White's admirable book is ready at hand."
--Chad Walsh, from the foreword
William Luther White Chad Walsh
William Luther White, starting in 1963, was a professor of religion at Illinois Wesleyan University. He received a PhD from Northwestern University in the fields of systematic theology, contemporary literature and Christian ethics.