Book Review

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Inklings of Reality: Essays Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters
by Donald T. Williams


Lantern Hollow Press, 2012
(364 pages, $14.99, paperback)

reviewed by Louis Markos

Donald Williams does not mince words. After reminding us that every culture "has had a mode of speech that is more rhythmical, more formal, more suggestive, more intense . . . than the normal ones it uses for everyday discourse," he hits us with a true zinger: "There is only one society on record in which it [poetry] is considered unmanly, in which its more artistic forms are practiced only by an isolated elite who write, only for each other, texts which would be utterly . . .

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Louis Markos , Professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. His 19 books include Lewis Agonistes; Restoring Beauty: The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C. S. Lewis; On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis; and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis.


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