Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why Do They Quote Shakespeare on Mercury?

E.R. Eddison‘s challenging and infectious epic, The Worm Ouroboros, has a curious set up. The story itself is about a series of adventures between various warring countries. To begin with, the names of these countries are odd. The primary battle … Continue reading

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Affirming Creation in the Lord of the Rings

Perhaps it isn’t that surprising that J.R.R. Tolkien’s books are so environmentally sensitive. Like Sam Gamgee, Tolkien loved things that grow and good tilled earth. He loved walks–long walks beyond his garden through English towns and villages and vast, untouched … Continue reading

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The Grand Miracle, Or Easter in Everyday Life

On this week 69 years ago, C.S. Lewis preached a sermon called “The Grand Miracle” at St. Jude on the Hill Church in London. The talk was published two weeks later in The Guardian–following the last episode of The Great … Continue reading

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6 Surprising Celebrity Audiobook Narrators

I first discovered audiobooks while taking graduate courses by distance in Japan. I received these world-class lecture packages in the mail, pulled the cassette out of its cellophane wrapper (yes, a tape!), and then popped it into my car’s tape … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Memoir in Poetry by G. Leibholz

Dietrich Bonhoeffer remains such an intriguing figure. A pastor who stayed in Germany in WWII so that he might resist Hitler and Nazism, he is one of the more original and evocative 20th century theologians. The 70th anniversary of his … Continue reading

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Out of the Silent Planet, the comic book. By AaronTP

Originally posted on Geeks of Christ:
Here is his Deviant Art page: AaronTP’s page. This is a book I had considered most potent in novel form. A movie version or comic version couldn’t transmit the depth of Ransom’s thought life…

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The Imaginative Landscape of The Worm Ouroboros

The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison is one the most important early fantasy works of the twentieth century. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote: I read the works of Eddison, long after they appeared; and I once met him. I heard him in … Continue reading

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