Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Top 6 New Posts of 2017

In 2017, A Pilgrim in Narnia passed a number of milestones. We passed the 700-post threshold, had our 500,000th hit, were shared for the 10,000th time, and are nearing in on 7,000 followers. We had our seven biggest months this year, … Continue reading

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“On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity” by John Milton

On this morning that transforms all mornings, I thought I would share from one of the masters. My copy of John Milton’s Paradise Lost includes a number of other poems. One of these is “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity.” There … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis’ Christmas Sermon for Pagans (Friday Feature)

I have spoken often enough of literary Providence: from time to time the book we really need falls from the shelf, lands in our mailbox, or gets handed to us by a friend (or enemy) at the very best time. … Continue reading

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The Words C.S. Lewis Made Up: Aristocratophobia and Lowerarchy

This is the 10th in the series on words that C.S. Lewis made up. In his tinkering with ideas, and in his letters and essays, Lewis would sometimes create new turns of phrase when it was needed. Today we go low … Continue reading

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What is the Significance of Worc(h)ester in C.S. Lewis’ Ransom Cycle?

This is an honest question that I hope readers can help me with, and a proposal I would like to test out. C.S. Lewis’ second space travel adventure, Perelandra, begins like this: “As I left the railway station at Worchester….” … Continue reading

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Book Launch Party for “The Inklings and King Arthur”!

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
I am happy to announce that The Inklings and King Arthur is scheduled for publication on January 1st, 2018, and TexMoot has the honor of hosting the book release party! This celebration will take place between…

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The Words C.S. Lewis Made Up: Re/Anti/Un/Ness

Behind C.S. Lewis’ famous Narnian chronicles was his experience as a teacher of English literature, a writer about the history of literary movements, and a tinker in other forms of fiction. In that tinkering, and in his letters and essays, … Continue reading

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A Call for Guest Posts: The Inklings and King Arthur with Guest Editor David Llewellyn Dodds

It is an intriguing fact of literary history that the Inklings were individually fascinated by the Arthurian legends. Christopher Tolkien’s publication of his father’s The Fall of Arthur caused a literary sensation in 2013, highlighting how deeply the Matter of … Continue reading

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Announcement: The Wade Center Welcomes New Co-Directors Crystal and David C. Downing

Well, this is a coup! Drs. Crystal and David Downing have been appointed as Co-Directors of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College. As readers will know, the Wade is the premier North American deposit of archival and library … Continue reading

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Mythgard Movie Club: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Friday Feature)

I had a great time this week discussing the GenX cult classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. This evocative 2004 film  is rich in intertextual conversation and philosophical questions, as you can see from a couple of hours of conversation … Continue reading

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