January 30th, 2022
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien wrote some of the twentieth century’s most beloved works of literature, including robust defenses of the Christian faith. Together with Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, and others, Lewis and Tolkien were members of an informal professor-student literary group at Oxford in the 1930s and 40s known as the Inklings. This third CCA of the 2021-22 academic year will examine the philosophical, theological, and literary ideas that bound the Inklings, their understanding of the relationship of myth and reality, and the continuing importance of their thought and writings today.