Gaul, Matthew Hunter. “A Problem of Modernism”. BA, Boston College, 2004. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/493.
In a letter dated 1939, C.S. Lewis wrote, “To me the real distinction is not between high and low, but between religion with a real supernaturalism and salvationism on the one hand, and all watered-down and modernist versions on the other.” Today, the branch of the Anglican Communion in America (the Episcopal Church, and to a less visible extent, the Church of England,) is contemplating a formal split along these very lines. It is popularly believed that the major issues in contention revolve around sexuality, but in America's sex-obsessed culture, sexuality is merely the most visible dividing-line. This dialogue seeks to create several fictional modernist bishops, based on both the writings of real Episcopal bishops and on Lewis' own writings, and put them in conversation with Lewis in order to examine their arguments and offer some of Lewis' own timeless wisdom.