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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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A Depressing Book Announcement: Women and C.S. Lewis

It is with great sadness that I announce the release of Women and C.S. Lewis by Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key. A clean, diverse, and full collection of papers by established and emerging scholars, poets, and writers, this collection … Continue reading

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“Into the Region of Awe” by David C. Downing: A Review

For some time I have suspected that David Downing was on to something here. Part of what I’m doing in researching C.S. Lewis is to see what is at the core of who he was as a Christian—not just what … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis Really Should Have Seen it Coming: More On the Dangers of Reading

Last year I wrote a post called, “Be Careful What You Read… C.S. Lewis’ Literary Encounter with George MacDonald.” It got a big readership, partly (I think) because it turns our expectations upside down. According to research by sociologist David … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Speak British, or A Review of David Downing’s “Looking for the King: An Inklings Novel”

I find myself in the rather delicate position of critiquing the personal work of one with whom I’ve supped—ah, there it is, I’ve caught myself speaking in 1940s Oxford English again. It has been slipping out lately, I’m afraid. Given … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis and the Inklings Colloquium at Taylor University, Indiana

I thought it was worth sharing, for thinkers and readers of C.S. Lewis and the Inklings, a combined conference of the C.S. Lewis & the Inklings Society with the 8th Frances White Ewbank Colloquium at Taylor University, May 31-June 2, … Continue reading

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