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Volume V

A Collection of Essays

Presented at the Fifth






all papers © 2006 by the individual authors


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Screwtape’s Millennial Toast

by Louis A. Markos, Houston Baptist University


KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Charles Williams, the “Other” Inkling

by Thomas Howard  


The Sympathetic Imagination: Healing the Wounds of Individualism in the Incarnational Aesthetics of C.S. Lewis

by Philip Harrold, Winebrenner Theological Seminary—University of Findlay  


The Almighty is Slipping Past Us: C.S. Lewis and the Problems of Rote, Reverence, and Metaphor

by Dave Fillman  


C.S. Lewis, Apologist

by Suzanne House Ebel, University of New Mexico  


 Realism, Fantasy and a Critique of Nineteenth-Century Society in George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind

by Jean Webb, Worcester University, England  


‘A Sort of a Fairy Tale’: Narrative and Genre in George MacDonald’s Little Daylight

by Rachel E. Johnson, University of Worcester, UK  


What Does the Tabard Inn Have to Do withSt. Paul’s? F.D. Maurice on Literature

by Craig McDonald, King College  


Dorothy Sayers and the Responsibilities of the Christian Writer

by Christine M. Fletcher, University of Maryland  


Dorothy Sayers and the Wiles of the Wicked One as Observed in Her Contribution to the Faustus Legend, The Devil to Pay

by Paul R. Fetters, Huntington University  


Charles Williams: Prophet of Glory

by Susan Wendling  


G.K. Chesterton Teaches the Millennial College Student

by Drucella M. Crutchfield, Southeastern University  


An Apologetic for Marriage and the Family from G. K. Chesterton

by Randy Huff, Kentucky Mountain Bible College  


Chesterton's Enjoyable Asceticism

by Robert Moore-Jumonville, Spring Arbor University  


The Quest for Pity and Mercy in Tolkien’s Middle Earth

by Woody Wendling, Temple University  


What Has Aslan to do With Tash? C.S. Lewis and Natural Theology

by Christina Hitchcock, University of Sioux Falls  


From Kenosis to Theosis: Reflections on the Views of C.S. Lewis

by Douglas Beyer  


C.S. Lewis and the Possibility of Creative Nonfiction

by William Duffy, UNC-Greensboro and Elon University  


Always Winter? C.S. Lewis and Hope for the Visual Arts

by Jerry L. Eisley  


Signs and C. S. Lewis: The Meaning of Meaning and the Value of Film

by Charlie W. Starr, Kentucky Christian University  


Tolkien, MacDonald, and the Cauldron of Story

by Catherine Barnett, Undergraduate, Taylor University  


Faith and Reconciliation in the Poetry of C.S. Lewis

by Jenna Grime, Undergraduate, Abilene Christian University  


‘A Very Odd Piece of Work’: A Glimpse into Dorothy L. Sayers’s Nurture and Development of the Detective Story Genre

by Anne Marie Hardy, Undergraduate, Taylor University  


The Voice of C.S. Lewis

by Zan Bozzo, Undergraduate, Taylor University  


Ascending and Descending: Suffering, Spiritual Growth and Co-inherence in Charles Williams’s Descent Into Hell

by Jessica D. Dooley, Undergraduate, Taylor University  


Rooms as Cultural Approaches

by Katie Garber, Undergraduate, Taylor University  


The Style and Diction of Till We Have Faces:  Medieval and Renaissance Undertones

by Larry E. Fink, Hardin-Simmons University  


Charles Williams: Priest of the Co-inherence

by Susan Wendling  


Dante and Tolkien: Their Ideas about Evil

by John Seland, Nanzan University, Japan  


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   C.S. Lewis and Frederick Buechner: Literary Expression of Faith

by Victoria S. Allen, College of the Bahamas  


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   The Wardrobe, the Witch and the Lion

by Louis A. Markos, Houston Baptist University


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   The Good Guys and the Bad Guys: Teachable Moments in the Chronicles of Narnia

by Louis A. Markos, Houston Baptist University


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   MacDonald’s Theology and his Fantasy Fiction

by Colin Manlove, University of Edinburgh (retired)


KEYNOTE ADDRESS   MacDonald’s Counter-literature

by Colin Manlove, University of Edinburgh (retired)