Greg Wolfe on "Why the Inklings Aren’t Enough"

In the new issue of Image, editor Greg Wolfe writes about the problem of Christian veneration of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. ...it has often been noted that the two Oxford dons at the center of the famous literary group known as the Inklings — C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien — would be appalled by the virtual canonization that has been conferred on them by adoring fans.What concerns me, however, is not so much the tendency of many Christians to treat these two writers as saints, as dubious … [Read more...]

Chattaway on "The New World." And no, we’re not the same person.

Today, for the first time in our... golly, ten-year friendship? ... I received an email from someone asking if Peter Chattaway was one of my pseudonyms.Wow.We do show up in a lot of the same places online and in print. But we frequently disagree on films, and sometimes clash mightily.This time, though, we're both recommending that you rush out and see The New World. My review was posted earlier today. In 2006, it's going to be a hard movie to beat on my Year's Best list.Now, … [Read more...]


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