Romantic religion: a study of Owen Barfield, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and J.R.R. Tolkien

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Lindisfarne Books, Oct 1, 2006 - Religion - 249 pages
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This classic book on the four 'Oxford Christians' is now available again with a new Preface by R. J. Reilly himself. Reilly provides insights into the literary, religious and philosophical background of these extraordinary writers and thinkers, and the remarkable effect of their work which endures in the public imagination. Devoting a chapter to each of Owen Barfield, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams and J. R. R. Tolkien, he explores their creative imagination and discusses their differences and similarities.

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Whilst written over 30 years ago , this is a really thoughtful exploration of the theology of the Inklings. It is particularly useful on Barfield and Williams who are the more opaque of the Oxford ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pip - Goodreads

Interesting to see how these four authors related to each other. I felt that Reilly must personally agree with Barfield, who was not really orthodox in his beliefs. Not having read Barfield, I found that section very difficult, but the section on Lewis made up for it for me. Read full review


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Owen Barfield and the Baptism of the Imagination
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