The Inklings and Friends2018-09-01T12:16:10+00:00

The Inklings and Friends

Oxford, C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien and Friends

Lewis in Wartime

May 2nd, 2018|

When I arrived in Oxford in 1979 to study theology, there lingered in the air a nostalgic whiff of post war England. Coming from the United States with our cars, our cocky confidence, rock

Exalting the Strange and Homely

April 12th, 2018|

The Baptism of C.S.Lewis’ Imagination In October of 1916, on a train platform bookstall, C.S.Lewis picked up a volume that changed his life. It was Phantastes by George MacDonald. Lewis had been reading The Faerie

Pitiful Caliban and Gollum

March 14th, 2018|

J.R.R.Tolkien was famously antipathetic towards Shakespeare, and there is no suggestion that the beastly Caliban inspired Middle Earth’s little monster, nevertheless, Caliban and Gollum are interesting parallel studies in evil. The figure of the

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