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VII now comprises 34 volumes, each containing a variety of articles and reviews featuring the seven authors of the Wade Center.

Volume 34 (2017)

Volume 34 of VII is available for purchase online.

The online supplement to Volume 34 is now available.

“Le roi s’amuse”  by C.S. Lewis - A reprint of Lewis’s creation poem from the 1964 edition of Poems. (2 pages)

The Playfulness of C.S. Lewis’s Creation Poem - Charles Huttar analyzes the jocund nature of Lewis’s creation poem, “Le roi s’amuse.” (19 pages)

Tolkien’s Homecoming - Nancy Bunting explores how J.R.R. Tolkien intentionally crafted “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth” in order to temper the “northern heroic spirit” in The Lord of the Rings. (15 pages

"A Christmas Sermon for Pagans" by C.S. Lewis - A recently rediscovered article by C.S. Lewis on the challenge of communicating the Christmas message and whether the audience of his day that was pagan or post-Christian. Reprinted from the December 1946 issue of The Strand Magazine. (4 pages)

Discovering “A Christmas Sermon for Pagans” - Joel Heck and Christopher Marsh introduce the background to Lewis's recently rediscovered article as well as possible autobiographical connections between The Strand Magazine and That Hideous Strength. (6 pages)

Charles Williams’s Theology of Publishing - Michael J. Paulus, Jr. explores Charles Williams’s theology of publishing from his little-known work, The Masques of Amen House; in this article, Paulus also offers a brief reflection on a theology of work including thoughts from Dorothy L. Sayers. (13 pages)

Letters to Malcolm: Letter XIIa - A never-before-published chapter from C.S. Lewis’s, Letters to Malcolm. (4 pages)

Letters to Malcolm: The Lost Chapter - Norbert Feinendegen introduces Lewis’s previously unpublished chapter, and speculates on why it was left out of the final manuscript. (8 pages)

Balder, Adonis, Bacchus, Aslan: Frazer and Sacrament in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Prince CaspianJ. Patrick Pazdziora and Joshua C. Richards reimagine Aslan as a “corn-king” and explore the implications of this theory for two titles from Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. (26 pages)

Lovejoy, Collinwood, Barfield: from “History of Ideas” to “Evolution of Consciousness” - Jeffrey Hipolito compares Barfield’s work on the “history of ideas” to other scholars such as Collingwood and Lovejoy and examines what this means for the “evolution of consciousness.” (14)

The following reviews and book notes are available now on our Online Articles page.

Review Essay
"G.K. Chesterton's Jewish Problem" by Adam Schwartz | A review essay of Chesterton and the Jews: Friend, Critic, Defender - by Ann Farmer

Book Reviews
Bandersnatch: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the Creative Collaboration of the Inklings - review by Diana Pavlac Glyer
Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C.S. Lewis - review by Donald T. Williams

Booknotes for:
The Great Tower of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and George MacDonald by Zachary A. Rhone
The Satisfied Crocodile: Essays on G.K. Chesterton edited by James Schall

Volumes 31-33

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Remembrance of David Lavery
- by Jane Hipolito

Disambiguation: Sayers as a Catholic
- Kathryn Wehr investigates and provides further clarification on Dorothy L. Sayers’s use of the word Catholic.

A Letter from C.S. Lewis
- Dabney Park shares a previously unpublished letter that C.S. Lewis wrote to him regarding Charles Williams’s thoughts on the Holy Grail.

“On the Stairs of the Great Gate”: Lewis’s Imagination and the Quest for Faith in Till We Have Faces
Eliane Tixier considers Lewis’s Till We Have Faces and uses this novel to shed light on the gradual process by which faith develops.

Meddling in the Mind of Melkor: The Silmarillion and the Nature of Sin
Pierce Taylor Hibbs bridges the gap between literary and theological studies in his discussion on autonomy and sin in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.

Puddleglum, Pascal, and Plato: Epistemology in Lewis’s The Silver Chair
Joseph Chapa examines the unexpected combination of pessimism and heroism in Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle from Lewis’s The Silver Chair.

“Villainous Handwriting”: A Chronological Study of C.S. Lewis’s Script
- Charlie W. Starr studies the changes in Lewis’s handwriting throughout his lifetime to assist scholars in more accurately dating Lewis manuscript material.

Review Essay: New Light on the “Great War”
Edwin Tait examines primary materials and an analysis of the “Great War” between Owen Barfield and Lewis.

Review Essay: An Unwelcome Transposition
- Travis Buchanan’s review essay assesses a theological understanding of Christ in the works of C.S. Lewis.

Book Review: The Chapel of the Thorn by Charles Williams, ed. Sørina Higgins.
- by Suzanne Bray

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News and Events on the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Wade Center

>Barbara Reynolds remembered by the VII editors
>David Gresham remembered by Abigail Santamaria
>David Neuhouser remembered by Jerry Root
>Bruce L. Edwards remembered by Jerry Root

C.S. Lewis’s Unpublished Letter in Old English
- by George Musacchio
“To Perceive the Loveliness of Human Character through All the Incumbent Shades of Error”: George MacDonald, Lady Byron, and the Remarkable Annabella Milbanke
- by William Howard
The Pudaita Pie: Reflections on Albert Lewis
- by Crystal Hurd
The Pudaita Pie: An Anthology
- by Warren and C.S. Lewis
Charles Williams’s Critique of Romantic Individualism in Descent into Hell
- by Joshua Avery
Dorothy L. Sayers: Advertising, Art, and the Good Life
- by Christine M. Fletcher
“It Makes No Difference”: C.S. Lewis’s Criticism, Fiction, and Theology
- by Stephen Prickett
Review Essay: Why the Inklings Won’t Go Away
- by Ralph C. Wood

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> Christopher Mitchell remembered by Adam Schwartz
> Stratford Caldecott remembered by Carol Zaleski

"'It Can Be Done, You Know': The Shape, Sources, and Seriousness of Charles Williams's Doctrine of Substituted Love"
- by Andrew C. Stout
Two Pieces from C.S. Lewis's 'Moral Good' Manuscript: A First Publication
- by Charlie W. Starr
"Adventurous Types: G.K. Chesterton's Varied Types and the Wisdom in Historical Verisimilitude"
- by Philip Irving Mitchell
"Pride and Medieval Poetics in The Hobbit"
- by Glenn Davis
"The Man Who Was Thursday and The Nine Tailors: All the Evidence Points to God"
- by Walter Raubicheck

Volumes 26-30

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Volume commemorating the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death

"Early Prose Joy: A Brief Introduction
- by Andrew Lazo
"Early Prose Joy": C.S. Lewis's Early Draft of an Autobiographical Manuscript
- by C.S. Lewis
A Grief Observed: A Study of C.S. Lewis's Thoughts on the Subject
- by Walter Hooper
C.S. Lewis' and the BBC's Brains Trust: A Study in Resiliency
- by Bruce R. Johnson
"Shifting Change": Liminality and Gender in Till We Have Faces
- by Suzanne Rosenthal Shumway
Review Essay: The Hopeless Hope of G.K. Chesterton
- by Adam Schwartz

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Frodo's Band of Brothers: Myth, Morality, and Reality in J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen E. Ambrose
- by Ben Murnane
"Let Grill Be Grill": The Metamorphosis of Rabadash and Others
- by Charles A. Huttar
"That Precarious Balance": Harmonizing Temperance in Dorothy L. Sayers's Gaudy Night
- by Caroline Barta
Correcting the Chronology: Some Implications of "Early Prose Joy"
- by Andrew Lazo
The Dantean Tradition in George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind
- by John Patrick Pazdziora and Joshua Richards
"A Naked Tree": Joy Davidman's Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis
- by Don W. King

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C.S. Lewis's Unfinished "Easley Fragment" and his Unfinished Journey
- by David C. Downing and Bruce R. Johnson
Nocturnal Anarchist, Mystic, and Fairytale King: G.K. Chesterton's Portrait of George MacDonald
- by Daniel Gabelman
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Creative Reader 
- by Chris Willerton
The Ainulindalë and J.R.R. Tolkien's Beautiful Sorrow in Christian Tradition
- by Michael David Elam
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Somersham Pageant of 1908
- by Martin Ferguson Smith

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C.S. Lewis on Language and Meaning
- by Steven A. Beebe
Language and Human Nature
- by C.S. Lewis
In Search of Lucy: The Life of Lucy Barfield
- by Owen A. and Adelene Barfield
C.S. Lewis Remembered: Cambridge, 1957-1960
- by Tom McAlindon
Introduction to "Woodland Prisoner": Kilby on Tolkien
- by John D. Rateliff
Woodland Prisoner
- by Clyde S. Kilby
Introducing Two Poems by Owen Barfield
- by Brett Foster
"Rust" and "She" 
- by Owen Barfield
C.S. Lewis and the Art of the Apologue
- by Samuel Joeckel
Review Essay: G.K. Chesterton as Thinker and Theologian
- by Ralph C. Wood
Review Essay: Dearborn's The Baptized Imagination
- by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson

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Conversing with Dante: Relational Assent in Williams and MacDonald
- by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson
Stoic Rationality and Divine Madness in Till We Have Faces
- by Dale Sullivan
Vocation in Work: Dorothy L. Sayers and Economic Issues
- by Christine M. Fletcher
That Hideous Latin in That Hideous Strength
- by Amy E.K. Vail

Volumes 21-25

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A Myth of Hubris in Till We Have Faces
- by Chad Schrock
The Inhabitants of Cosmo’s Drawer 
- by Reid Makowsky
- by Owen Barfield
Responses to "Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology"
- by Stephen Thorson, Norbert Feinendegen, and Charlie Starr
Poetry and Transformation
- by Brian Horne

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Worshipping the Hero: MacDonald and Carlyle’s Early Novels
- by David Robb
Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology 
- by Norbert Feinendegen
"Seeking But To Do Thee Grace": Dorothy L. Sayers’s Illustrated Religious Cards 
- by Laura Simmons
Didactic Pleasures: Learning in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia
- by Paul Tankard
Feminist Nay-Sayers: Are Women Human? 
- by Crystal Downing

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G.K. Chesterton: Social Criticism and the Sense of Wonder
- by Richard Gill
That "such a genius should be a beastly American": C.S. Lewis as Critic of American Literature
- by Jack L. Knowles
"My Dear Norah": The Course of a Friendship
- by Christopher Dean
Eagles with Attitude: Chaucer and Tolkien
- by Emma B. Hawkins
Finding Joy: A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Works of Joy Davidman
- by Don W. King
Review Article: Theism and Thought
- by Mark R. Talbot

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MacDonald’s Shorter Fairy Tales: Journeys into the Mind
- by Colin Manlove
The Orthodoxology of Dorothy L. Sayers
- by Crystal Downing
C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and the Anglican Psalter
- by George Musacchio
Fire and Ice: C.S. Lewis and the Love Poetry of Joy Davidman and Ruth Pitter 
- by Don W. King
C.S. Lewis’s Use of Analogy in Theological Understanding
- by Robert J. Palma

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Charles Williams and Owen Barfield: Common (and Uncommon) Ground
- by Stephen Dunning
Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis: Two Approaches to Creativity and Calling
- by Diana Pavlac Glyer and Laura K. Simmons
"Bid the Tree Unfix His Earthbound Root": Motifs from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings
- by Janet Brennan Croft
Lewis and Morris
- by Robert Boenig
Charles Williams as Medieval Troubadour
- by Joseph Hugh Simmons

Volumes 16-20

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C.S. Lewis and Politics
- by Suzanne Bray
Dorothy L. Sayers and War
- by Barbara Reynolds
George MacDonald’s Transfiguring Fantasy
- by John Pridmore
Metaphysical and Romantic in the Taliessin Poems
- by Stephen Barber
Some Views on Catholic Tales and Christian Songs
- by Christine R. Simpson
Review Article: Survey of Tolkien Literature
- by Colin Duriez

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Intellectual Tyranny: A Rebellion?
- by Barbara Reynolds
C.S. Lewis’s "Mere Christianity" (the Book and the Ideal) at the Start of the Twenty-first Century
- by Mark A. Noll
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Formal Lecturing and Teaching at the University of Oxford, 1929-1959
- by J.S. Ryan
Browsing the Glome Library
- by Doris T. Myers
The Foolish Weakness in C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy: A Feminine Heroic
- by Monika B. Hilder
Chapter III of Tolkien & The Silmarillion
- by Clyde S. Kilby

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Dedication of the New Marion E. Wade Center Remarks
- by Director Chris Mitchell, Wheaton College Provost Stanton Jones, Honorable Robert Culshaw, Barbara Reynolds, and a poem by Jill Baumgaertner
Quorum Porum
: The Literary Cats of T.S. Eliot, Ruth Pitter, and Dorothy L. Sayers
- by Don King
Continuing Research on 2nd Lieutenant Lewis
- by K.J. Gilchrist
Charles Williams and the Tradition of Alchemy
- by Gavin Ashenden
The Versatile C.S. Lewis: Latin Scholar
- by Arthur Rupprecht

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The Lion at 50
- by Colin Manlove
Tolkien and Esperanto
- by Arden R. Smith and Patrick Wynne
"Dear Jim . . .": The Reconstruction of a Friendship
- by Barbara Reynolds
2nd Lieutenant Lewis
- by K. James Gilchrist
Dante and His Daughter: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Response to Maud Bodkin
- by Dominic Manganiello

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The Influence of Charles Williams on the Life and Work of W.H. Auden
- by Cicero Bruce
"The Language Learned of Elves": Owen Barfield, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings
- by Stephen Medcalf
George MacDonald and Jacob Boehme: Lilith and the Seven-fold Pattern of Existence
- by Deirdre Hayward
Sayers and Son
- by John Thurmer
Harry Blamires: Oral History Interview

Volumes 11-15

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In Remembrance: Owen Barfield
- by Christopher Mitchell
Barfield’s Evolution of Consciousness: How Much Did Lewis Accept?
- by Stephen Thorson
"The Dungeon of his Soul": Lewis’s Unfinished "Quest of Bleheris"
- by David C. Downing
Through the Wardrobe: A Famous Image Explored
- by Michael Ward
Glints of Light: The Unpublished Short Poetry of C.S. Lewis
- by Don. W. King
Review Essay: Owen Barfield: A Reader’s Guide
- by David Lavery
Review Essay: Books about C.S. Lewis: A Starting Point
- by Peter J. Schakel

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Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oecumenical Penguin
- by Giles Watson
Dorothy L. Sayers and Aristotle
- by Rosamond Kent Sprague
Beyond Ideas: The Intrigue of the Lilith Manuscripts
- by Rolland Hein
Response to Dorothy L. Sayers’s "Worship in the Anglican Church"
- by John Thurmer
Disseminating Glory: Echoes of Charles Williams in the Works of T.S. Eliot
- by Suzanne Bray
Warren Lewis: Historian of the Inklings and of Seventeenth-Century France
- by Richard C. West
On Being a Ghost
- by Jill Paton Walsh
Christmas and Sport
- by G.K. Chesterton (Introduction by Adam Schwartz)
 Authors on the Internet 
- by Anthony Palmer Dawson

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G.K. Chesterton: Myth, Paradox, and the Commonplace
- by Rolland Hein
The Day Boy and the Night Girl
- by Adrian Gunther
Higher Dimensions: C.S. Lewis and Mathematics
- by David L. Neuhouser
Fantasy Set to Music: Donald Swann, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien
- by William Phemister
Dorothy L. Sayer’s "Worship in the Anglican Church":
A Presbyterian Response 
- by Mark A. Noll
An Anglican Response
- by Colin Buchanan 
Review Article: Dorothy L.—A Dramatic Portrait of Dorothy L. Sayers
- by Barbara Reynolds

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Wade Center 30th Anniversary
- by Christopher W. Mitchell
 Centenary Reviews
Lilith: A Dark Labyrinth Towards the Light
- by Giorgio Spina
Worship in the Anglican Church
- by Dorothy L. Sayers
Under the Mercy: An Introduction to Charles Williams
- by Nancy E. Topolewski
Creating and Re-creating Worlds with Words: The Religion and the Magic of Language in The Lord of the Rings
- by Mary Zimmer
"Making the Poor Best of Dull Things": C.S. Lewis as Poet
- by Don W. King
The Image in the Mirror: Americans in Wimsey’s Acquaintance
- by Petra-Angela Wacker
Review Article: The History of Middle Earth
- by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

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Shadowlands Observed
- by Various Authors
Charles Williams and the Arthurian Tradition
- by Joe H. McClatchey
Diamond and Kilmeny: MacDonald, Hogg and the Scottish Folk Tradition
- by William Raeper
"BARSPECS": Owen Barfield’s Vision
- by Shirley Sugerman
Studies of the Faces of Man; Man
- by G.K. Chesterton
Personal Memories of a Lewis Scholar in Japan
- by Peter Milward

Volumes 6-10

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- by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Centenary Year
- by Christopher Dean
Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Novels Today
- by P.D. James
University Detective Fiction Then and Now: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Gaudy Night and Amanda Cross’s Death in a Tenured Position
- by Thomas Michael Stein
From Poetaster to Poet: One Aspect of the Develop­ment of Lord Peter Wimsey
- by Ralph E. Hone
Dorothy L. Sayers and Music: Musicienne Malgré Elle
- by William Phemister
The Greatest Story, or from mystery to Mystery
- by John Thurmer
Dorothy L. Sayers and Dante’s Beatrice
- by Ann Loades
Temptation at Canterbury: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Zeal of Thy House
- by Manfred Siebald
An Almost Perfect Match: Dorothy L. Sayers on Cricket
- by Andrew Lewis

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The Centenary Year of Charles Williams
- by Charles A. Huttar
Inklings in Germany
- by Christopher Dean
A Visit to Beatrice
- by Owen Barfield
Entering the Vision: A Novelist’s View of Phantastes
- by Sylvia Bruce
"La Trahison des Clercs" in Chesterton’s Parables for Social Reformers
- by Denis J. Conlon
Specters of T.S. Eliot’s City  in the Novels of Charles Williams
- by Donald G. Keesee
Mid-Century Perceptions of the Ancient Celtic Peoples of "England"
- by J.S. Ryan
Echoes in Age from the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
- by E.L. Edmonds
A Dorothy L. Sayers Crime Play Rediscovered
- by Philip L. Scowcroft
C.S. Lewis on Rationalism: (Unpublished Notes)
- by Patience Fetherston
‘Knowledge’ in C.S. Lewis’s Post-Conversion Thought: His Epistemological Method
- by Stephen Thorson
Review Article: Abridgement: Profit and Loss in Modernizing George MacDonald
- by William H. Burnside
Review Article: Despatches from the Battlefield
- by John Coates

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A Tribute to Clyde S. Kilby 
- by Beatrice Batson
George MacDonald and Animal Magnetism 
- by David S. Robb
Malaise at the Heart of The Flying Inn 
- by John Coates
Christian Existentialism in the Early Poetry of Charles Williams 
- by Diane Edwards
Sauron as Gorgon and Basilisk 
- by Gwyneth E. Hood
Fiction in A Grief Observed 
- by George Musacchio
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Truth about Lucan 
- by Brian G. Marsden
Review Article: Charles Williams as Natural and Preternatural 
- by Stephen Medcalf

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George MacDonald: A Portrait from His Letters 
- by Rolland Hein
Being Somebody Else: Smith’s "Sympathy" and Chesterton’s "Secret" 
- by Norbert Waszek
Provocative Generalizations: The Allegory of Love in Retrospect 
- by Margaret P. Hannay
The Polemic Image: The Role of Metaphor and Symbol in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis 
- by Kath Filmer
Appeasing the Gods in C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces 
- by Peter W. Macky
Tolkien’s Concept of Philology as Mythology 
- by J.S. Ryan
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Proper Work of the Playwright 
- by George Ralph
(I) Playwrights Are Not Evangelists, (II) Writing a Local Play 
- by Dorothy L. Sayers
Review Article: Scientism and the Flight from Reality
- by Geoffrey Price
Review Article: Old Thunder:  A Life of Hilaire Belloc 
- by Aidan Mackey

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The Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis to Don Giovanni Calabria 
- by Martin Moynihan
The Defiant Lyricism of Owen Barfield 
- by Thomas Kranidas
The Fiction of George MacDonald 
- by David S. Robb
Dorothy L. Sayers: Critic of Detective Fiction 
- by Ralph E. Hone
An Introduction to Charles Williams’s Incarnationalism and the Taliessin Poetry 
- by John-Manuel Andriote
The Silmarillion
 and the Rise of Evil: The Birth Pains of Middle-earth 
- by Thomas M. Egan
Review Article: "I Wrote it Just for Fun"
- by Barbara Reynolds

Volumes 1-5

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Tribute to John Sullivan K.S.G.
by Aidan Mackey 
The Psychology of the Self in MacDonald’s Phantastes
by Max Keith Sutton
Worlds Apart: The Importance of Double Vision for MacDonald Criticism
by Kathy Triggs
Postscript: A Reply
by David Holbrook
Charles Williams and Thomas Cranmer at Canterbury
by James G. Dixon
Tolkien’s Platonic Fantasy
by John Cox
The Detective Fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Source for the Social Historian?
by Philip L. Scowcroft
Jack the Giant-Killer
by A.D. Nuttall
C.S. Lewis and T.D. Weldon
by Martin Moynihan

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A Note on Scientific and Theological Enterprises
by A.R. Peacocke
What is Truth? An Open Letter to Kathleen Nott
by D.J. Taylor
C.S. Lewis on the Desolation of Devalued Science
by Bruce R. Reichenbach
George MacDonald and Dreams of the Other World
by David Holbrook
The Symbolism of the Key in Chesterton’s Work
by Christiane d’Haussy
Chesterton and Tolkien: the Road to Middle-earth
by Thomas M. Egan
Charles Williams and Arthur Edward Waite
by Elisabeth Brewer
Charles Williams’s Christmas Novel: The Greater Trumps
by Charles Huttar
Seeing and Knowing: The Epistemology of C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces
by Peter J. Schakel
Gaudy Night: An Investigation of Truth
by Donald G. Marshall

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What Happened to Dorothy L. Sayers that Good Friday?
by E.L. Mascall
The Emperor’s Clothes Invisible? An Open Letter to Richard Webster
by Kathleen Nott
The Dogma in the Manger (1954)
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Notes Towards a Reply (1982)
by Kathleen Nott
Meaning and The Mind of the Maker
by D.J. Taylor
George MacDonald and the World of Faery
by Marion Lochhead
G.K. Chesterton and the Myth-Making Power
by Leo A. Hetzler
Known in a Different Kind: A Comment on the Literary Criticism of Charles Williams
by Brian Horne
The Dialectic of Multiple Worlds: An Analysis of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Stories
by Michael Murrin
The Quality of Thinking: Owen Barfield as Literary Man and Anthroposophist
by Patrick Grant

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The Emperor Clothed and in his Right Mind?
by Richard Webster
The Nature of Meaning
by Owen Barfield
The Abyss of His Mother-Tongue: Scotch Dialect in Novels by George MacDonald
by Roderick McGillis
The Everlasting Man: G.K. Chesterton’s Answer to H.G. Wells
by John Sullivan
C.S. Lewis: Critic, Creator and Cult Figure
by Chad Walsh
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Other Type of Mystery
by John R. Elliott, Jr.
Types of Christian Drama: With Some Notes on Production
by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Diagrammatised Glory of Williams’s Taliessin through Logres
by Joe McClatchey

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A Tribute to Clyde S. Kilby
- by Donald R. Mitchell
- by Owen Barfield
"If You Would But Write Novels, Mr. MacDonald"
- by Rolland Hein
In Search of the Essential Chesterton
- by Ian Boyd
Tolkien as Philologist
- by David Lyle Jeffrey
Charles Williams and his Arthurian Poetry
- by Alice Mary Hadfield
Like Aesop’s Bat
- by Barbara Reynolds & Dorothy L. Sayers
C.S. Lewis’s "Dymer"
- by George Sayer
The Concept of Revelation
- by Owen Barfield

VII Journal - Index to Volumes 1-32

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VII Journal - Order Volume 33 (2016)

Volume 33 includes articles on four of the seven authors whose works are archived at the Marion E. Wade Center. The editors hope that you will discover something new about one of the authors less familiar to you through these excellent essays.