Readers & Believers by Louis Markos

Book Review

Readers & Believers

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 incomprehensible to the general public. And that is our own, though only in the last century."

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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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