|Michael Aeschliman, C. S. Lewis scholar from Boston University, defends Lewis against the claims of A. N. Wilson. Aeschliman questions Wilson's claim that Lewis was "a much smaller man" than Leo Tolstoy. The comparisons with Tolstoy are inappropriate, according to Aeschliman, because the men had very different styles and worked in altogether different genres. Aeschliman believes Lewis was one of the most brilliant thinkers of the twentieth century because he spoke to his readers with authority, unlike the "scribes and Pharisees" of his age.|
Referenced in this interview is A. N. Wilson's biography of Lewis: C. S. Lewis: A Biography (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1990).
|Michael Aeschliman has contributed to multiple editions of the Journal; click here for his record. |
Michael Aeschliman discusses C. S. Lewis on the MARS HILL AUDIO Anthology, The Christian Mind of C. S. Lewis, a description of which is available here.
|Lewis, Clive Staples|
Wilson, A. N.