RE: [mythsoc] A recent collection
- Looks good, Joe! I've asked for a review copy for Mythlore, but haven't heard back from them one way or the other.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joe R. Christopher
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 2:24 PM
Subject: [mythsoc] A recent collection
I thought I'd mention a recent collection of essays, in case anyone is
interested. _Truths Breathed through Silver: The Inklings' Moral and
Mythopoeic Legacy_, ed. Jonathan B. Himes, with Joe R. Christopher and
Salwa Khoddam [as assistant editors] (Newcastle GB: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2008). This is a collection of papers read and talks given
at meetings of the C. S. Lewis and Inklings Society during its first
ten years; the papers are a mixture of literary discussions and
religious discussions. ("Mythopoeic" in the subtitle was not a
reference to Mythsoc, but an echo of Lewis's use of the term chosen by
the main editor. I've been told, but I haven't seen it, that in
England the title of the volume is _The Moral and Mythopoeic Legacy of
1. Joe R. Christopher, "C. S. Lewis's Three Paths to God: A Keynote
Address for 'C. S. Lewis for the Twenty-first Century'" (the keynote at
the first meeting of the Society).
2. Rolland Hein, "Doors Out and Doors In: The Genius of Myth."
3. Salwa Khoddam, "From Ruin City to Edenic Garden in C. S. Lewis's
_The Magician's Nephew_."
4. Jonathan B. Himes, "The Allegory of Lust: Textual and Sexual
Deviance in _The Dark Tower_."
5. David Oberhelman, "A Brief History of Libraries in Middle-earth:
Manuscript and Book Repositories in Tolkien's _Legendarium_."
6. Jason Fisher, "Tolkien's Fortunate Fall and The Third Theme of
Iluvatar." (Sorry, no accent marks on the program I've using for this
7. Tom Shippey, "Screwtape and the Philological Arm: Lewis on
Verbicide." (David Bratman in an email elsewhere has said this essay
is by far the best in the book.)
8. David L. Neuhousen, "The Role of Mathematics in the Spiritual
Journey of George MacDonald."
9. Kerry Dearborn, "The Sacrament of the Stranger in C. S. Lewis, J.
R. R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald."
10. Thomas Howard, "Lewis, Tolkien, and Williams as Spiritual
As I said, in case anyone is interested...
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