The Inklings the Victorians and the Moderns

"The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns examines a small group of twentieth-century traditionalists in their quest to reconcile and translate conservative traditional ideas within a progressive modern scientific context.

Author: Christopher Butynskyi


ISBN: 9781683932284

Category: Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of

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"The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns examines a small group of twentieth-century traditionalists in their quest to reconcile and translate conservative traditional ideas within a progressive modern scientific context. The method of reconciliation derives from their continued value of myth, religion, liberal education, and ancient texts"--
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Informing the Inklings

The twelve essays in this volume explore how George MacDonald and fellow literary figures such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lewis Carroll, Charles Kingsley, and Andrew Lang paved the way for 20th century fantasists such as C.S. Lewis and J.R ...

Author: Michael Partridge


ISBN: 1935688200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The twelve essays in this volume explore how George MacDonald and fellow literary figures such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lewis Carroll, Charles Kingsley, and Andrew Lang paved the way for 20th century fantasists such as C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
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The Inklings and Culture

A Harvest of Scholarship from the Inklings Institute of Canada Monika B. Hilder, Sara L. Pearson, Laura N. Van Dyke ... The series blends the Victorian and the modern but owes more to the Arabian Nights than the Northern traditions of ...

Author: Monika B. Hilder

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527562653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 411

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How did five twentieth-century British authors, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and Dorothy L. Sayers, along with their mentors George MacDonald and G. K. Chesterton, come to contribute more to the intellect and imagination of millions than many of their literary contemporaries put together? How do their achievements continue to inform and potentially transform us in the twenty-first century? In this first collection of its kind, addressing the entire famous group of seven authors, the twenty-seven chapters in The Inklings and Culture explore the legacy of their diverse literary art—inspired by the Christian faith—art that continues to speak hope into a hurting and deeply divided world.
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American Religious History Belief and Society through Time 3 volumes

... University and the author of The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns: Reconciling Tradition in the Modern Age (2020). He has contributed to several volumes and journals on related topics—The Inklings and King Arthur (2017), ...

Author: Gary Scott Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861611

Category: Religion

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A mix of thematic essays, reference entries, and primary source documents covering the role of religion in American history and life from the colonial era to the present. Often controversial, religion has been an important force in shaping American culture. Religious convictions strongly influenced colonial and state governments as well as the United States as a new republic. Religious teachings, values, and practices deeply affected political structures and policies, economic ideology and practice, educational institutions and instruction, social norms and customs, marriage, and family life. By analyzing religion's interaction with American culture and prominent religious leaders and ideologies, this reference helps readers to better understand many fascinating, often controversial, religious leaders, ideas, events, and topics. The work is organized in three volumes devoted to particular periods. Volume one includes a chronology highlighting key events related to religion in American history and an introduction that overviews religion in America during the period covered by the volume, and roughly 10 essays that explore significant themes. These essays are followed by approximately 120 alphabetically arranged reference entries providing objective, fundamental information about topics related to religion in America. Each volume presents nearly 50 primary source documents, each introduced by a contextualizing headnote. A selected, general bibliography closes volume three. Timelines in each volume highlight key events in American religious history Some 30 essays survey broad themes central to American religious history Roughly 360 reference entries provide fundamental information about specific topics related to religion in American history Excerpts from around 150 primary source documents provide first-hand accounts of how religion has shaped American history Entry bibliographies and a selected, general, end-of-work bibliography direct users to additional information resources
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Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

This volume traces some of the connections and influences of George MacDonald and the Victorians on both the Inklings and upon modern fantasy in twelve essays taken from the Informing the Inklings conference at Magdalen College, ...

Author: Bruce R. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725296565

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins

See Kirstin A. Mills, 'Dreaming into Hyperspace: The Victorian Spatial Imagination and the Origins of Modern Fantasy in MacDonald and Carroll', in Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy, ed.

Author: Clive Bloom

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030845629

Category: Fiction

Page: 618

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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of research on the Gothic Revival. The Gothic Revival was based on emotion rather than reason and when Horace Walpole created Strawberry Hill House, a gleaming white castle on the banks of the Thames, he had to create new words to describe the experience of gothic lifestyle. Nevertheless, Walpole’s house produced nightmares and his book The Castle of Otranto was the first truly gothic novel, with supernatural, sensational and Shakespearean elements challenging the emergent fiction of social relationships. The novel’s themes of violence, tragedy, death, imprisonment, castle battlements, dungeons, fair maidens, secrets, ghosts and prophecies led to a new genre encompassing prose, theatre, poetry and painting, whilst opening up a whole world of imagination for entrepreneurial female writers such as Mary Shelley, Joanna Baillie and Ann Radcliffe, whose immensely popular books led to the intense inner landscapes of the Bronte sisters. Matthew Lewis’s The Monk created a new gothic: atheistic, decadent, perverse, necrophilic and hellish. The social upheaval of the French Revolution and the emergence of the Romantic movement with its more intense (and often) atheistic self-absorption led the gothic into darker corners of human experience with a greater emphasis on the inner life, hallucination, delusion, drug addiction, mental instability, perversion and death and the emerging science of psychology. The intensity of the German experience led to an emphasis on doubles and schizophrenic behaviour, ghosts, spirits, mesmerism, the occult and hell. This volume charts the origins of this major shift in social perceptions and completes a trilogy of Palgrave Handbooks on the Gothic—combined they provide an exhaustive survey of current research in Gothic studies, a go-to for students and researchers alike.
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The Magical World of the Inklings

The view of angels revealed in this manuscript is far different from the modern conception of de-sexed Victorian curates in winged dalmatics. They are called Divine Universals, or Divine Celestials, and are described in guarded terms, ...

Author: Gareth Knight

Publisher: Skylight Press

ISBN: 9781908011015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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The works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Owen Barfield have had a profound impact on the contemporary world. The Magical World of the Inklings reveals how each of these writers created a 'magical world' which initiates the reader into hidden and powerful realms of the creative imagination.
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Awakened by Death

Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, “Rooted Deep: Relational Inkings of the Mythopoeic Maker, George MacDonald,” in Informing the Inklings: George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy, ed. Michael Partridge and Kirstin Jeffrey ...

Author: Christiana N. Peterson

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 9781506461175

Category: Religion

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Fear of death is nearly as inevitable as death itself, so we have used modern medicine and the funeral industry to create an ever-increasing distance between us and our mortality. But these interventions have stripped death of its mystery and mysticism. Taking readers on a journey through history, guided by the mystics, Awakened by Death shows us how our psychological and spiritual relationship to death has changed over time, and helps us to reclaim a healthy engagement with our own mortality. Ultimately, readers will gain a deeper understanding of how facing the fear of death, and embracing rather than eschewing its mysteries, can help us live richer, fuller lives.
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C S Lewis and the Inklings

Victorian Studies 22 (Winter 1979): 133-150. Print. Fagerberg, David W. The Size of Chesterton's ... “Towards the Modern Man: Edwardian Boyhood in the Juvenile Periodical Press.” Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time.

Author: Salwa Khoddam

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443844314

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume offers essays on a variety of aspects of the inter-related topics of “hiddenness” and “discovery”: literary, biographical, philosophical, and source study. The Inklings that are examined in this anthology are C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, with two of their literary predecessors and influences that are included under the term “Inklings” in this anthology: G. K. Chesterton and George MacDonald. Readers will find new territory for further exploration of C. S. Lewis and the Inklings in the areas of 1) creative collaboration among the Inklings; 2) genres (for example, the penny dreadful, Christian liturgical poetry); 3) literary influences (H. G. Wells, Dante); 4) linguistics (Tolkien’s “web of words”); and 5) the convergence of literature and theology. Other areas, which readers would find interesting, are medieval cosmology, classical mythology and Nordic mythology in Lewis’s and Tolkien’s works (the pagan mythology of the Greeks and Romans, and the Nordic myth of Ragnarök). Consequently, Lewis’s A Discarded Image was studied by several contributors to substantiate his knowledge on the medieval cosmos.
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The University of Oxford

Not an Inkling of the future? The Inklings: the characters Modern Oxford was shaped by the generation born as Victorians who broke off their studies to go and fight in the First World War, survived the carnage and lived on through ...

Author: G.R. Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857717689

Category: Education

Page: 384

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The University of Oxford was a medieval wonder. After its foundation in the late 12th century it made a crucial contribution to the core syllabus of all medieval universities - the study of the liberal arts law, medicine and theology - and attracted teachers of international calibre and fame. The ideas of brilliant thinkers like innovative translator of Greek Robert Grosseteste, pioneering philosopher Roger Bacon and reforming Christian humanist John Colet redirected traditional scholasticism and helped usher in the Renaissance. In her concise and much-praised new history, G R Evans reveals a powerhouse of learning and culture. Over a span of more than 800 years Oxford has nurtured some of the greatest minds, while right across the globe its name is synonymous with educational excellence. From dangerous political upheavals caused by the radical and inflammatory ideas of John Wyclif to the bloody 1555 martyrdoms of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley; and from John Ruskin's innovative lectures on art and explosive public debate between Charles Darwin and his opponents to gentler meetings of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R.Tolkien and the Inklings in the 'Bird and Baby', Evans brings Oxford's revolutionary events, as well as its remarkable intellectual journey, to vivid and sparkling life.
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