C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society by Roger WhiteC. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society by Roger White

C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society

byRoger WhiteEditorJudith Wolfe, Brendan Wolfe

Hardcover | July 15, 2015

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For over thirty years, the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society has met weekly in the medieval colleges of the University of Oxford. During that time, it has hosted as speakers nearly all those still living who were associated with the Inklings - the Oxford literary circle led by C. S. Lewis - as wellas authors and thinkers of a prominence that nears Lewis's own.C. S. Lewis and His Circle offers the reader a chance to join this unique group. Roger White has worked with Society past presidents Brendan and Judith Wolfe to select the most important talks, which are here made available to the wider public for the first time. They exemplify the best oftraditional academic essays, thoughtful memoirs, and informal reminiscences about C. S. Lewis and his circle. The reader will reimagine Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, read philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe's final word on Lewis's arguments for Christianity,hear the Reverend Peter Bide's memories of marrying Lewis and Joy Davidman in an Oxford hospital, and learn about Lewis's Narnia Chronicles from his former secretary.Representing the finest of both personal and scholarly engagement with C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, the talks collected here set a new tone for engagement with this iconic Oxford literary circle - a tone close to Lewis's own Oxford - bred sharpness and wryness, seasoned with good humor and genuineaffection for C. S. Lewis and his circle.
Roger White is curator of the Inklings Special Collection for the University Libraries as well as Professor of Ministry for the Seminary at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. Judith Wolfe is Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Theology and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She has published widely on C. S. ...
Title:C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190214341

ISBN - 13:9780190214340


Table of Contents

Gregory and Suzanne Wolfe: ForewordRoger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe: PrefaceI. EssaysPhilosophy and TheologyAlister McGrath: C. S. Lewis, Defender of the FaithElizabeth Anscombe: C. S. Lewis' Rewrite of Chapter III of 'Miracles'Stephen Logan: C. S. Lewis and the Limits of ReasonKallistos Ware: Sacramentalism in C. S. Lewis and Charles WilliamsPaul Fiddes: Charles Williams and the Problem of EvilKallistos Ware: The Image of the Human Person in Charles WilliamsLiteratureRowan Williams: 'That Hideous Strength': A ReassessmentMalcolm Guite: Yearning for a Far Off CountryMichael Piret: W. H. Auden and the InklingsThomas Shippey: The Lewis Diaries: C. S. Lewis and the English Faculty in the 1920'sWalter Hooper: It All Began with a Picture: The Making of C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of NarniaII. MemoirsMemories of C. S. Lewis by his Family and FriendsJoan Murphy: The Lewis FamilyGeorge Sayer: Recollections of LewisRonald Head: Lewis as a ParishionerPeter Bide: Marrying C. S. LewisStella Aldwinckle: Memories of the Socratic ClubMemories of the InklingsWalter Hooper: The InklingsPriscilla Tolkien: The Letters of J. R. R. TolkienFather John Tolkien: Reminiscences of J. R. J. Tolkien and C. S. LewisOwen Barfield: Lewis and/or BarfieldJohn Wain: Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of W. H. LewisJohn Wain: Nevill Coghill and Lewis: Two Irishmen at OxfordMichael Ward: AfterwordAuthor BiograhiesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"The Oxford C. S. Lewis Society has always been a beacon for students of C. S. Lewis, his friends, and their shared vision. In this splendid collection, the editors share with us the choicest fruits of thirty years of scholarship and conversation. The result is an illuminating tribute to Lewisand an intellectual feast worthy of the liveliest of Inklings gatherings." --Carol Zaleski, co-author (with Philip Zaleski) of The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams