Presenting the October 2020 issue

We are pleased to announce the publication of the October 2020 issue (10.2) of the Journal of Inklings Studies.

Article abstracts and the full text of all book reviews and the issue’s feature article (*) are available at the journal’s Edinburgh University Press web page, where subscribers can read or download the full contents of the issue.

Thank you to all our authors and contributors.

We hope that you enjoy our latest issue and welcome your comments (


‘Confessing our Secrets: Liturgical Theosis in the Thought of C.S. Lewis’ by Erik Eklund *open-access feature for issue 10.2

‘Flesh, World, Devil: The Nature of Evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’ by Austin Freeman

‘Meeting Face to Face: C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces and the Problem of Divine Hiddenness’ by Derek King

‘When Did the Inklings Meet? A Chronological Survey of their Gatherings: 1933–1954’ by Don W. King

Reviews (open access)

Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher. Review by Euan Grant.

John M. Bowers, Tolkien’s Lost Chaucer. Review by Kathy Cawsey.

J. Brennan Croft and Annika Röttinger (eds), ‘Something Has Gone Crack’: New Perspectives on J.R.R. Tolkien in the Great War. Review by Stuart Lee.

Julian Eilmann and Friedhelm Schneidewind (eds), Music in Tolkien’s Work and Beyond. Review by Vincent E. Rone.

Michael John Halsall, Creation and Beauty in Tolkien’s Catholic Vision: A Study in the Influence of Neoplatonism in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Philosophy of Life as ‘Being and Gift’. Review by James Bryson.

Sørina Higgins (ed.), The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain. Review by Christopher A. Snyder.

Jay Johnstone, with commentary from Thomas Honegger, Tolkienography: Isildur’s Bane and Iconic Interpretations. Review by Lance A. Green.

Sam McBride, Tolkien’s Cosmology: Divine Beings and Middle-earth. Review by Austin M. Freeman.

Michael L. Peterson, C.S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview: A Philosophical, Theological, and Apologetic Exploration. Review by Stewart Goetz.

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