Review of ‘The Pilgrim’s Regress: The Wade Annotated Edition’ by C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis, The Pilgrim’s Regress: The Wade Annotated Edition, ed. David C. Downing (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2014). Hardcover First published in 1933, The Pilgrim’s Regress by C. S. Lewis is “an allegorical apology for Christianity, reason, and romanticism” (in the words of the subtitle). It was Lewis’s first Christian book, written over the course of two weeks (August 15–29, 1932) while Lewis stayed in Belfast with his lifelong friend, Arthur Greeves. Lewis had converted—or perhaps, reconverted—to Christianity in either 1929 or 1930 (the date is disputed by Lewis scholars) after a long intellectual sojourn through various intellectual points … Continue reading Review of ‘The Pilgrim’s Regress: The Wade Annotated Edition’ by C. S. Lewis

Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the 20th Century


Alan G. Padgett and Steve Wilkens, Christianity and Western Thought, Vol. 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the Twentieth Century (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009). $35.00, 388 pages. Tertullian, the North African church father, famously asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Athens was a cipher for rational philosophy; Jerusalem for revealed theology. Tertullian’s answer to this question was apparently, “Nothing.” In the two millennia of its existence, however, the mainstream of the Christian church has answered, “Quite a lot.” Over the past twenty years, InterVarsity Press has published a three-volume survey of the interactions between reason and faith, … Continue reading Christianity & Western Thought, Volume 3: Journey to Postmodernity in the 20th Century