Answers from Aslan: The Enduring Apologetics of C.S. Lewis


Donald Williams
The purpose of this book is to teach Lewis’s methods and approach to show us how to do our own apologetic in our own voice for our own generation.



It has been eighty years since C.S. Lewis wrote his major apologetics works. They came out during World War II. The world has changed radically since then. His arguments are still valid, but that validity might not be as obvious as it used to be.

It is not enough then for us just to parrot Lewis. We need to understand him so we can emulate him. We need to know his arguments and their strengths and weaknesses. We need to know how they can be nuanced to be more effective with today’s audience. We need to learn from Lewis’s methods and approach. And we need to understand his proper role as a role model: Lewis’s job is to teach us how to do our own apologetic in our own voice for our own generation. The purpose of this book is to help him do just that.

Donald Williams makes a unique, helpful, and skillful contribution to the literature on Lewis in particular and apologetics in general. I plan to use Answers from Aslan as a textbook the next time I teach The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis, and I heartily endorse it for anyone interested in this subject.

– Douglas Groothuis

What a splendid, elegant, and practical book Answers from Aslan is! On the writing of books on C.S. Lewis there seems to be no end, yet this book makes a unique and valuable contribution not only to the field of Lewis studies but also to the field of Christian apologetics.

– Robert B. Stewart

About the Author

Donald T. Williams (BA, Taylor University, MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, PhD, The University of Georgia) is a border dweller, camped out on the borders between theology and literature, serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, Narnia and Middle Earth. A past president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics and the author of ten other books, he serves as R. A. Forrest Scholar at Toccoa Falls College in the hills of NE Georgia.

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