Monday, October 15, 2007

Meet The Inklings

I don't agree with all the ravings of the original author of this article, but it does present a good starting point for those interested in finding out who the Inklings were.

I originally posted a link to this article back in November 2004 but didn't have much to say about it at the time.
The Inklings were a literary discussion group comprised of C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Dorothy Sayers.
The Inklings believed, like Plato, the
gnostics, Westcott, and Gladstone,
that myth could teach spiritual truth and that pre-Christian myths foreshadowed
and pointed to Christianity. They
believed that myth could not keep itself from showing spiritual reality.
And so we see that there are important historical and philosophical parallels between Westcott and Macdonald and Tolkien and Lewis. Westcott, F. D. Maurice, Macdonald, Emerson, and Thoreau are among the “academic” 19th century forerunners of the new age movement; Madame Blavatsky and Annie Besant popularized this gnosticism as the academics handed it down.

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After reading the article, I have to say that the author and the site are to Fundy for me, but it is still a good read. I suggest looking for articles that are a lil less biased, however, if you truly want to understand what the "Inklings" were all about.

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