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RIP Charles Williams

On this date in 1945, Charles Williams died unexpectedly. He was 58. C.S. Lewis was deeply affected by his friend’s death. He wrote in a letter to Mary Neylan on May 20th that CW was: “my friend of friends, the … Continue reading

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9/11 Memorial: Charles Williams on War

I decided to post something short today in remembrance of 9/11. The previously announced post on CW’s writing style will appear tomorrow. Charles Williams was deeply affected by war and public tragedy. He was unable to serve in World War … Continue reading

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London is Heaven: The City of God in CW’s works

As you know by know, Charles Williams’ imaginative theology and creative writings revolve around (at least) these eight interrelated themes: 1.Co-Inherence 2. Romantic theology 3. The Two Ways 4. Ritual Objects 5. The Crisis of Schism 6. Mystical Tranquility 7. … Continue reading

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Torn by Doubt: CW’s “Crisis of Schism”

As you know by now from this series on themes, Charles Williams’ imaginative theology and creative writings revolve around eight interrelated topics: 1. Co-Inherence 2. Romantic theology 3. The Two Ways 4. Ritual Objects 5. The Crisis of Schism 6. … Continue reading

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Magus of a Saintly Cult: Charles Williams’ Personality

So far on this blog, I have written about Charles Williams’ life (here, here, and here) and the best books to read first. I also gave an introduction to what he was like. Now I want to share with you … Continue reading

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On Love in War: CW’s life 1939-1945

Two weeks ago we looked at CW’s childhood and early life, 1886-1908. Last week we examined the first phase of his career, 1908-1939. Today we discuss his final, most prolific years, 1939-1945. Please send me any questions you have about … Continue reading

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All’s Fair in Love: CW’s life 1908-1939

Last week we looked at CW’s childhood and early life. Next week we will discuss his final, most prolific years, 1939-1945. Today we examine the first phase of his career, 1908-1939. Please send me any questions you have about his … Continue reading

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Under the Cathedral: CW’s early life 1886-1908

Today we look at CW’s childhood and early life. Next week we examine the first phase of his career, 1908-1939. The following week we discuss his final—and most prolific—years, 1939-1945. Please send me any questions you have about his life, … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Charles Williams

Charles Walter Stansby Williams (1886-1945) is the unjustly neglected third member of the Inklings, after C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. He was a British poet, novelist, literary critic, editor, lecturer, biographer, Anglican Christian, and occult master. This strange mix makes … Continue reading

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