“Those Who Lived to see Such Times”: Suggested Readings from the Wade Authors during Times of Uncertainty

Here is a thorough and thoughtful blog post from our research friends at the Wade centre in Wheaton. I don’t know how long this particular spell will last, but I do hope we get to get some good reading in!

Off the Shelf

C.S. Lewis at RAF Chaplaincy School, 1944 C.S. Lewis at R.A.F. Chaplaincy School, 1944. Image in the public domain. Original print at R.A.F. Chaplaincy Branch Archive, R.A.F. Museum, Hendon, London.

The world is currently experiencing a unique and unsettling time with the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As you are aware, most businesses have closures or limited services, cultural and social centers such as libraries and museums (including the Wade Center) are closed to the public, large public events have been cancelled, and individuals are being encouraged to keep their distance for safety in order to prevent the spread of the virus. This isolation is hard, and it has made many fearful. However, our current circumstances are very reminiscent of what five of the seven Wade authors experienced while living in 20th century Britain through some of the most difficult periods in modern history. During this time, they witnessed both world wars, and four of them (Owen Barfield…

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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3 Responses to “Those Who Lived to see Such Times”: Suggested Readings from the Wade Authors during Times of Uncertainty

  1. Wayne Stauffer says:

    Great post!!

    wayno sent from my phone

    On Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 11:20 AM A Pilgrim in Narnia wrote:

    > Brenton Dickieson posted: “Here is a thorough and thoughtful blog post > from our research friends at the Wade centre in Wheaton. I don’t know how > long this particular spell will last, but I do hope we get to get some good > reading in!” >

    Like

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