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How the occult helps my faith

I have promised that as I go through my PhD program, I’ll post bits of my writing that are related to Charles Williams or the Inklings. Here’s a draft of a “reading notebook” entry I made for my class on … Continue reading

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Notes on “Magnum Opus” Part 1

I was delighted and honored to have this blog appear in a two-episode story on the British detective show Inspector Lewis last fall. I love Lewis, and I hope I can get my hands on all the seasons; I’ve only … Continue reading

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CW Was a Socialist? Summary of “Judgement at Chelmsford”

Judgement at Chelmsford is a pageant play, written for a church setting. The Diocese of Chelmsford was about to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 1939, and the theatre director Phyllis Potter, with whom Williams had worked before, commissioned him to … Continue reading

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“It’s Heaven to Be with Her”: Summary of “He Came Down From Heaven”

Don’t forget to read the story I posted yesterday, about what would happen to the Inklings if the Germans won WWII! “It’s Heaven to Be with Her”: Summary of “He Came Down From Heaven” He Came Down From Heaven is … Continue reading

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What’s the Next Test? “Grab and Grace”

We are back to book summaries today; it’s another of CW’s plays. But first, please go vote for your favorite Charles Williams work in this week’s poll! Grab and Grace or It’s the Second Step This is another straight-forward play … Continue reading

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Love is Death? Guest post on “Scene from a Mystery”

Today’s book summary is a guest post kindly written by the great CW scholar Richard Sturch. Richard was born in 1936 and holds a BA (Oxon) 1958, MA 1961, and D Phil 1970. He was ordained in the Church of … Continue reading

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All Luck is Good Luck: “The Death of Good Fortune”

I’m in such a cram-packed phase right now—finishing The Inklings and King Arthur; working diligently on a novel and a series of short stories for a couple hours a day; teaching at two colleges; serving as Dept. Chair at a … Continue reading

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King and Priest and Sacrifice: “Seed of Adam”

Book Summary #34: Seed of Adam, 1936. As I wrote in my previous post on Thomas Cranmer of Canterbury, Charles Williams wrote many plays during his lifetime, and many of them were commissioned for special occasions and were performed. This … Continue reading

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“How to Handle the Hallows” video

Here’s the recording of my talk at Mythgard’s conference, MythMoot III, thanks to Dr. Ed Powell.

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Heresy for Easter: “The Rite of the Passion” (1929)

The Rite of the Passion is the final drama contained in the volume Three Plays: The Early Metaphysical Plays of Charles Williams, published in 2009 by Wipf & Stock. It is a reprint of an edition published by Oxford University … Continue reading

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