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Representing a decade of scholarly activity within the C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society (CSLIS), this book challenges readers to examine the complex factors that shaped the theological perspectives, cultural concerns, and literary conventions in the works of the Oxford Inklings. The mythopoeic fiction that Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, and their associates enjoyed and composRepresenting a decade of scholarly activity within the C. S. Lewis & Inklings Society (CSLIS), this book challenges readers to examine the complex factors that shaped the theological perspectives, cultural concerns, and literary conventions in the works of the Oxford Inklings. The mythopoeic fiction that Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, and their associates enjoyed and composed put mortal humanity in contact with the immortal and the divine. The selection of papers in this volume, intended not only for experts but also for undergraduates and general readers, includes keynote presentations by Joe R. Christopher, Rolland Hein, Kerry Dearborn, David Neuhouser, and Thomas Howard that explore the Inklings legacy of moral mythopoeia, as well as essays that analyze works like Screwtape (Tom Shippey), The Magician s Nephew (Salwa Khoddam), The Silmarillion (Jason Fisher), The Lord of the Rings (David Oberhelman) and The Dark Tower (Jonathan B. Himes). The Inklings believed there was still power in the old myths, and ultimately that there was still truth to fortify humanity in them. Their friendship and their fiction provided these men a forum for entertaining speculative and sometimes unorthodox answers to the complex realities of sacred tradition....

Title : Truths Breathed Through Silver: The Inklings' Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy
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ISBN : 9781847184443
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Truths Breathed Through Silver: The Inklings' Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy Reviews

  • Anne Marie Gazzolo
    2019-01-29 22:56

    This was a great book! I didn't read it all since it didn't all apply to my current interests, but what I did read I loved most all of it. The first paper "C.S. Lewis's Three Paths to God" was interesting, especially about the third path. I loved "A Brief History of Libraries in Middle-earth" and would have loved to visited all of them and I mourn those that were lost, even as the great library at Alexandria was. "Tolkien's Fortunate Fall" was also well done and very informative. Last but not least, I also much enjoyed and loved the title of "The Sacrament of the Stranger" which spoke of the grace that comes to those who meet as strangers and come away blessed by the encounter. I just wish that paper could have been longer! George MacDonald is also covered in some of the papers. I highly recommend these papers for anyone interested in Middle-earth or Inklings studies!

  • Sem
    2019-01-27 16:54

    Tom Shippey's 'Screwtape and the Philological Arm: Lewis on Verbicide' is excellent. Jason Fisher's 'Tolkien's Fortunate Fall and the Third Theme of Iluvatar' is very good as is Himes' 'The Allegory of Lust: Textual and Sexual Deviance in The Dark Tower' (although the subject matter is unsavoury).