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Feminine Ethos in C. S. Lewiss Chronicles of Narnia

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ISBN: 9781433118173
Author(s): Monika B. Hilder
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2012
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Dimensions: 155 x 18 x 230 (w x l x h)
Pages: 206
Series: Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature
Series Number: 10

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C. S. Lewis, fantasy novelist, literary scholar, and Christian apologist, is one of the most original and well-known literary figures of the twentieth century. As one who stood at the crossroads of Edwardian and modern thinking, he is often read as a sexist or even misogynistic man of his time, but this fresh rereading assesses Lewis as a prescient thinker who transformed typical Western gender paradigms. 'The Feminine Ethos in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia' proposes that Lewis' highly nuanced metaphorical view of gender relations has been misunderstood precisely because it challenges Western chauvinist assumptions on sex and gender. Instead of perpetuating sexism, Lewis subverts the culturally inherited chauvinism of masculine classical heroism with the biblically inspired vision of a surprisingly feminine spiritual heroism. His view that we are all feminine in relation to the masculine God - a theological feminism that crosses gender lines - means that qualities we tend to consider to be feminine, such as humility, are the qualities essential to being fully human.
This book's theoretical framework is Lewis' own, grounded in his view of biblical thinking, as he was informed by writers such as Milton, Wordsworth, and George MacDonald, and in terms of the uniquely progressive implications for twentieth-first centur Please click here to ask a question
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