Monthly Archives: May 2015

Frodo Shows What the Gift of Laughter can Teach Us by @mail_winter

Originally posted on Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings:
Frodo has come at last to the Morannon, the Black Gate of Mordor, with its mighty watch-towers. “Stony-faced they were, with dark window-holes staring north and east and west, and…

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From The Hobbit to Harry Potter, From Fairy Tale to Epic

In his Cinderella Story essay, “On Stories”—an essay that was passed over when it was first published but now known by anyone who thinks about Fantasy literature—C.S. Lewis defends Fantasy literature by placing it on a higher shelf of literatures. … Continue reading

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A Review of “The Chapel of the Thorn,” a lost Charles Williams play by Sørina Higgins

Libraries are sacred spaces. I have had the opportunity to make pilgrimage to some of these storied cathedrals. I sat in contemplation at the Edwin W. Brown Collection at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, not even sure what I would … Continue reading

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The Place of the Lion in C.S. Lewis’ Fiction

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for The Oddest Inkling in a series on Charles Williams’ The Place of the Lion. This was the first Williams book that C.S. Lewis had ever encountered, … Continue reading

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That Time C.S. Lewis Made Fun of Benedict Cumberbatch

Well, not quite. Benedict Cumberbatch had the audacity to be born 15 years after C.S. Lewis died. But Lewis would have mocked him, and mocked him hard, had he the chance. After the death of Charles Williams, Lewis was gathering a … Continue reading

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On the Deaths of Charles Williams and Harold Ladoo

On this day, 70 years ago, Charles Williams passed away in hospital. His death came as a shock to his family, his closest friends, and his many followers. This enigmatic figure had a galvanizing effect, attracting so many to his … Continue reading

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There Will Be No More Pints with Charles: An Astonishing Eulogy by Warren Lewis

On Friday, the 70th anniversary of Charles Williams’ death, I will explore C.S. Lewis’ tribute in poetry. Williams was powerfully influential to C.S. Lewis, but he was also an important member of the Inklings. This ad hoc literary club—really a … Continue reading

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