Re: Lewis and Gresham
- <No, it isn't an error. He was married before, and from the info we
have, he left
his first wife (whose name I don't have) for Joy with some alacrity in
This is, interestingly, a critical fact in considering the status of
Joy's marriage. The Church's argument was that it could not marry them
Joy was a divorced woman. But if that makes their marriage impossible,
had been a divorced man and therefore his and Joy's marriage was
which left Joy free to marry Jack.>
Fascinating -- thanks. If I'd ever read those details, I'd forgotten.
I'd thought Lewis's main ground for considering the marriage
dissolvable was Bill's adultery.
Interesting that Bill Gresham seemed to have a history of infidelity to
Granted, the ecclesiastical laws relating to annulment and the validity
/ invalidity of marriages can seem a bit odd. My only personal contact
with such a case was that of my husband's brother, who got an annulment
of his first marriage in the Catholic Church, in order to be allowed to
remarry in the Church -- although he and his first wife had two
Margaret L. Carter
- "Margaret L. Carter" <mlcvamp@...> wrote:
>Fascinating -- thanks. If I'd ever read those details, I'd forgotten.Bill gets it in the neck either way. If he's married to Joy - and he and Joy certainly considered themselves married, and they were legally so - he's unfaithful to her. If he's still married to his first wife, he's doubly unfaithful to her.
>I'd thought Lewis's main ground for considering the marriage
>dissolvable was Bill's adultery.
>Interesting that Bill Gresham seemed to have a history of infidelity toHe wouldn't be the only one, but we don't know much about that here in the rarified world of Inklings studies. (Who was that Phyllis Jones person again?)