The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis

Authors: Gilmour, Michael

  • Establishes Lewis as an animal theologian of real importance
  • Explores a fascinating alternative understanding of Lewis’s work
  • Situates animals in Lewis’s writings within a theological and ethical discourse
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This book examines C. S. Lewis’s writings about animals, and the theological bases of his opposition to vivisection and other cruelties. It argues Genesis is central to many of these ethical musings and the book’s organization reflects this. It treats in turn Lewis’s creative approaches to the Garden of Eden, humanity’s “dominion” over the earth, and the loss of paradise with all the catastrophic consequences for animals it presaged. The book closes looking at Lewis’s vision of a more inclusive community. Though he left no comprehensive summary of his ideas, the Narnia adventures and science fiction trilogy, scattered poems and his popular theology inspire affection and sympathy for the nonhuman. This study challenges scholars to reassess Lewis as not only a literary critic and children’s author but also an animal theologian of consequence, though there is much here for all fans of Mr. Bultitude and Reepicheep to explore.

About the authors

Michael J. Gilmour is Associate Professor of English Literature and New Testament at Providence University College, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the author of Eden’s Other Residents: The Bible and Animals.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55298-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55298-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55297-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 219
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