OUP Contract for Inklings Book

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Oxford University Press USA have just contracted a book of essays & memoirs from 30 years at the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society.

The book will be entitled C.S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays & Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society. It has been more than five years in the making: going through the Society’s tape archives, digitizing and transcribing selected talks, collaborating with authors and Literary Estates to produce authorized versions, and now working with OUP on the final format.

But we editors — Roger White of Azusa Pacific University, Brendan Wolfe, and I — are very pleased with the result:

 

I.  ESSAYS

Philosophy & Theology

C.S. Lewis’ Rewrite of Chapter III of ‘Miracles’
Elizabeth Anscombe: Philosopher; debated Lewis at the Oxford Socratic Club

C.S. Lewis and the Limits of Reason
Stephen Logan: Musician, poet; Principal Supervisor in English, Clare College, Cambridge

C.S. Lewis, Defender of the Faith
Alister McGrath: Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

Sacramentalism in C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams
Kallistos Ware: Metropolitan Bishop of Diocleia

Charles Williams and the Problem of Evil
Paul Fiddes: Professor of Systematic Theology, Oxford University

The Image of the Human Person in Charles Williams
Kallistos Ware: Metropolitan Bishop of Diocleia

Literature

‘That Hideous Strength’, A Reassessment
Rowan Williams: Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Magdalene College Cambridge

Yearning for a Far Off Country
Malcolm Guite: Poet, singer-songwriter;  Chaplain, Girton College, Cambridge

W.H. Auden and the Inklings
Michael Piret: Dean of Divinity, Magdalen College, Oxford

The Lewis Diaries: Lewis and the English Faculty in the 1920’s
Thomas Shippey: Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities (Emeritus), Saint Louis University

It All Began with a Picture: The Making of C. S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia
Walter Hooper: Editor & Biographer of C. S. Lewis; Literary Advisor to the C. S. Lewis Estate; Senior Advisor to the CSL Society

II. MEMOIRS

Memories of C. S. Lewis by his Family and Friends

The Lewis Family
Joan Murphy: Second cousin of C. S. Lewis

Recollections of Lewis
George Sayer: Former student, friend, and biographer of C. S. Lewis

Lewis as a Parishioner
Ronald Head: Former vicar, Holy Trinity Church Headington Quarry, where C. S. Lewis attended

Marrying C.S. Lewis
Peter Bide: Friend and priest of C. S. Lewis, officiated Lewis’ marriage to Joy Davidman

Memories of the Socratic Club
Stella Aldwinckle: Founder of the Oxford Socratic Club

Memories of the Inklings

The Inklings
Walter Hooper: Editor & Biographer of C. S. Lewis; Literary Advisor to the C. S. Lewis Estate; Senior Advisor to the CSL Society

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien
Priscilla Tolkien: Daughter of J. R. R. Tolkien

Reminiscences of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis
Father John Tolkien: Eldest son of J. R. R. Tolkien

Lewis and/or Barfield
Owen Barfield: Friend of C. S. Lewis, Inklings member, solicitor, philosopher, poet

Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of W.H. Lewis
John Wain: Friend of C. S. Lewis, member of Inklings, poet, novelist

Nevill Coghill and Lewis: Two Irishmen at Oxford
John Wain: Friend of C. S. Lewis, member of Inklings, poet, novelist

(Table of Contents subject to change)

The book is due to be published in 2015.