We are just a few weeks away from the DVD release of Fifty Shades of Grey. Much has been written on this subject in recent months. I have tried to join the conversation in a rather innovative and (I hope) instructive way. As I pondered the fact that E.L. James’ erotic trilogy has sold roughly the same number of copies as The Chronicles of Narnia, it got me thinking: What would C.S. Lewis say about Fifty Shades of Grey? Of course, we cannot know how an author of another time and place would respond to James, but we can venture an educated guess based on the writings that author has left us. And Lewis has left us quite a corpus. In the piece I wrote recently for Credo, I consider three of Lewis’ works, The Screwtape Letters (1942), Mere Christianity (1952), and The Four Loves (1960). It is striking how clearly Lewis—writing over fifty years ago!—speaks to the very issues raised by Fifty Shades. You can read the full article here.

1 Comment

  1. Really liked the article ! I have not read the books or seen the movie nor will I but I applaud your diligence in thinking on what C.S Lewis would say and putting it in your words of explanation !!

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