Inklings Studies Supplements is a new series of never-before-published texts by the Inklings, published by the Journal of Inklings Studies.

From the special collections of the Bodleian Library and archives around the world, we bring out the most important unpublished manuscripts by C.S. Lewis and his circle in limited-run scholarly editions for libraries, scholars and lovers of the Inklings.

Series editor: Dr Judith Wolfe (University of St Andrews)

ISSN 2057-6099

Inklings Studies Supplements vol. 1:

The ‘Great War’ of Owen Barfield and C.S. Lewis: 
Philosophical Writings, 1927 – 1930

Edited by Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde


The ‘Great War’ is C.S. Lewis’s and Owen Barfield’s most significant philosophical debate, defining their life-long views on the roles of reason and the imagination in finding truth. It spanned several years of conversations, letters and treatises in the 1920’s. While Lewis’s letters are in the appendix to his Collected Letters, the more substantial writings have remained unpublished. Norbert Feinendegen and Arend Smilde present a critical text with a substantial historical, textual and philosophical introduction.

Published in a strictly limited paperback edition, this volume is indispensable for scholars trying to come to terms with these great authors’ appreciation and criticism of reason and the imagination as tools for the perception and judgement of truth.

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Inklings Studies Supplements vol. 2 is due in late 2018:

W.H. Lewis, C.S. Lewis: A Memoir

Edited by Myriam Frenkel

More information to follow in summer 2018