C. S. Lewis: The Anti-Platonic Platonist

Tiffany, Grace
March 2014
Christianity & Literature;Spring2014, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p357
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
This essay argues that in much of his fiction and prose writings, C. S. Lewis strains conventional Platonism to accommodate Christianity, and vice versa. His "peculiar Platonism" includes his use of and interpretation of poetic creations as markers of a more authentic reality than mere reason can provide.


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