A Ring of Power
C. S. Lewis and His Circle: Essays and Memoirs from the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society
edited by Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe
Oxford University Press, 2015
(288 pages, $29.95, hardcover)
reviewed by Louis MarkosI think it is safe to say that the legacy of C. S. Lewis will endure for centuries. That legacy rests as much on Lewis's sharply honed mind and fertile imagination as it does on his firm but genial commitment to the truths of orthodox Christianity and the person of Jesus Christ. But it rests as well on a third foundation, without which Lewis would not be Lewis.
I speak of his separate and collective friendships with Warren Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Owen . . .
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Louis Markos is Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include The Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet; From Achilles to Christ; Heaven and Hell, and The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (children's novels in which his children become part of Greek mythology and The Iliad and The Odyssey).
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