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Volume 1

A Tribute to Clyde S. Kilby
by Donald R. Mitchell
Foreword
by Owen Barfield
"If You Would But Write Novels, Mr. MacDonald"
by Rolland Hein
In Search of the Essential Chesterton
by Ian Boyd
Tolkien as Philologist
by David Lyle Jeffrey
Charles Williams and his Arthurian Poetry
by Alice Mary Hadfield
Like Aesop’s Bat
by Barbara Reynolds & Dorothy L. Sayers
C.S. Lewis’s "Dymer"
by George Sayer
The Concept of Revelation
by Owen Barfield

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Volume 2

The Emperor Clothed and in his Right Mind?
by Richard Webster
The Nature of Meaning
by Owen Barfield
The Abyss of His Mother-Tongue: Scotch Dialect in Novels by George MacDonald
by Roderick McGillis
The Everlasting Man
: G.K. Chesterton’s Answer to H.G. Wells
by John Sullivan
C.S. Lewis: Critic, Creator and Cult Figure
by Chad Walsh
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Other Type of Mystery
by John R. Elliott, Jr.
Types of Christian Drama: With Some Notes on Production
by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Diagrammatised Glory of Williams’s Taliessin through Logres 
by Joe McClatchey

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Volume 3

What Happened to Dorothy L. Sayers that Good Friday?
by E.L. Mascall
The Emperor’s Clothes Invisible? An Open Letter to Richard Webster
by Kathleen Nott
The Dogma in the Manger (1954)
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Notes Towards a Reply (1982)
by Kathleen Nott
Meaning and The Mind of the Maker
by D.J. Taylor
George MacDonald and the World of Faery
by Marion Lochhead
G.K. Chesterton and the Myth-Making Power
by Leo A. Hetzler
Known in a Different Kind: A Comment on the Literary Criticism of Charles Williams
by Brian Horne
The Dialectic of Multiple Worlds: An Analysis of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Stories
by Michael Murrin
The Quality of Thinking: Owen Barfield as Literary Man and Anthroposophist
by Patrick Grant

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Volume 4

A Note on Scientific and Theological Enterprises
by A.R. Peacocke
What is Truth? An Open Letter to Kathleen Nott
by D.J. Taylor
C.S. Lewis on the Desolation of Devalued Science
by Bruce R. Reichenbach
George MacDonald and Dreams of the Other World
by David Holbrook
The Symbolism of the Key in Chesterton’s Work
by Christiane d’Haussy
Chesterton and Tolkien: the Road to Middle-earth
by Thomas M. Egan
Charles Williams and Arthur Edward Waite
by Elisabeth Brewer
Charles Williams’s Christmas Novel: The Greater Trumps
by Charles Huttar
Seeing and Knowing: The Epistemology of C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces
by Peter J. Schakel
Gaudy Night
: An Investigation of Truth
by Donald G. Marshall

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Volume 5

Tribute to John Sullivan K.S.G.
by Aidan Mackey
The Psychology of the Self in MacDonald’s Phantastes
by Max Keith Sutton
Worlds Apart: The Importance of Double Vision for MacDonald Criticism
by Kathy Triggs
Postscript: A Reply
by David Holbrook
Charles Williams and Thomas Cranmer at Canterbury
by James G. Dixon
Tolkien’s Platonic Fantasy
by John Cox
The Detective Fiction of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Source for the Social Historian?
by Philip L. Scowcroft
Jack the Giant-Killer
by A.D. Nuttall
C.S. Lewis and T.D. Weldon
by Martin Moynihan

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Volume 6

The Latin Letters of C.S. Lewis to Don Giovanni Calabria
by Martin Moynihan
The Defiant Lyricism of Owen Barfield
by Thomas Kranidas
The Fiction of George MacDonald
by David S. Robb
Dorothy L. Sayers: Critic of Detective Fiction
by Ralph E. Hone
An Introduction to Charles Williams’s Incarnationalism and the Taliessin Poetry
by John-Manuel Andriote
The Silmarillion
and the Rise of Evil: The Birth Pains of Middle-earth
by Thomas M. Egan
Review Article: "I Wrote it Just for Fun"
by Barbara Reynolds

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Volume 7

George MacDonald: A Portrait from His Letters
by Rolland Hein
Being Somebody Else: Smith’s "Sympathy" and Chesterton’s "Secret"
by Norbert Waszek
Provocative Generalizations: The Allegory of Love in Retrospect
by Margaret P. Hannay
The Polemic Image: The Role of Metaphor and Symbol in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis
by Kath Filmer
Appeasing the Gods in C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces
by Peter W. Macky
Tolkien’s Concept of Philology as Mythology
by J.S. Ryan
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Proper Work of the Playwright
by George Ralph
(I) Playwrights Are Not Evangelists, (II) Writing a Local Play
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Review Article: Scientism and the Flight from Reality
by Geoffrey Price
Review Article: Old Thunder:  A Life of Hilaire Belloc
by Aidan Mackey

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Volume 8

A Tribute to Clyde S. Kilby
by Beatrice Batson
George MacDonald and Animal Magnetism
by David S. Robb
Malaise at the Heart of The Flying Inn
by John Coates
Christian Existentialism in the Early Poetry of Charles Williams
by Diane Edwards
Sauron as Gorgon and Basilisk
by Gwyneth E. Hood
Fiction in A Grief Observed
by George Musacchio
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Truth about Lucan
by Brian G. Marsden
Review Article: Charles Williams as Natural and Preternatural
by Stephen Medcalf

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Volume 9

The Centenary Year of Charles Williams
by Charles A. Huttar
Inklings in Germany
by Christopher Dean
A Visit to Beatrice
by Owen Barfield
Entering the Vision: A Novelist’s View of Phantastes
by Sylvia Bruce
"La Trahison des Clercs" in Chesterton’s Parables for Social Reformers
by Denis J. Conlon
Specters of T.S. Eliot’s City  in the Novels of Charles Williams
by Donald G. Keesee
Mid-Century Perceptions of the Ancient Celtic Peoples of "England"
by J.S. Ryan
Echoes in Age from the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
by E.L. Edmonds
A Dorothy L. Sayers Crime Play Rediscovered
by Philip L. Scowcroft
C.S. Lewis on Rationalism: (Unpublished Notes)
by Patience Fetherston
‘Knowledge’ in C.S. Lewis’s Post-Conversion Thought: His Epistemological Method
by Stephen Thorson
Review Article: Abridgement: Profit and Loss in Modernizing George MacDonald
by William H. Burnside
Review Article: Despatches from the Battlefield
by John Coates

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Volume 10: Sayers Centenary Issue

Foreword
by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Centenary Year
by Christopher Dean
Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Novels Today
by P.D. James
University Detective Fiction Then and Now: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Gaudy Night and Amanda Cross’s Death in a Tenured Position
by Thomas Michael Stein
From Poetaster to Poet: One Aspect of the DevelopĀ­ment of Lord Peter Wimsey
by Ralph E. Hone
Dorothy L. Sayers and Music: Musicienne Malgré Elle
by William Phemister
The Greatest Story, or from mystery to Mystery
by John Thurmer
Dorothy L. Sayers and Dante’s Beatrice
by Ann Loades
Temptation at Canterbury: T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Zeal of Thy House
by Manfred Siebald
An Almost Perfect Match: Dorothy L. Sayers on Cricket
by Andrew Lewis

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Volume 11

Feature Article: Shadowlands Observed
Charles Williams and the Arthurian Tradition
by Joe H. McClatchey
Diamond and Kilmeny: MacDonald, Hogg and the Scottish Folk Tradition
by William Raeper
"BARSPECS": Owen Barfield’s Vision
by Shirley Sugerman
Studies of the Faces of Man; Man
by G.K. Chesterton
Personal Memories of a Lewis Scholar in Japan
by Peter Milward

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Volume 12

Wade Center 30th Anniversary
by Christopher W. Mitchell
Lilith
Centenary Reviews
Lilith: A Dark Labyrinth Towards the Light
by Giorgio Spina
Worship in the Anglican Church
by Dorothy L. Sayers
Under the Mercy: An Introduction to Charles Williams
by Nancy E. Topolewski
Creating and Re-creating Worlds with Words: The Religion and the Magic of Language in The Lord of the Rings
by Mary Zimmer
"Making the Poor Best of Dull Things": C.S. Lewis as Poet
by Don W. King
The Image in the Mirror: Americans in Wimsey’s Acquaintance
by Petra-Angela Wacker
Review Article: The History of Middle Earth
by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull

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Volume 13

G.K. Chesterton: Myth, Paradox, and the Commonplace
by Rolland Hein
The Day Boy and the Night Girl
by Adrian Gunther
Higher Dimensions: C.S. Lewis and Mathematics
by David L. Neuhouser
Fantasy Set to Music: Donald Swann, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien
by William Phemister
Dorothy L. Sayer’s "Worship in the Anglican Church":
A Presbyterian Response
by Mark A. Noll
An Anglican Response
by Colin Buchanan
Review Article: Dorothy L.—A Dramatic Portrait of Dorothy L. Sayers
by Barbara Reynolds

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Volume 14

Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oecumenical Penguin
by Giles Watson
Dorothy L. Sayers and Aristotle
by Rosamond Kent Sprague
Beyond Ideas: The Intrigue of the Lilith Manuscripts
by Rolland Hein
Response to Dorothy L. Sayers’s "Worship in the Anglican Church"
by John Thurmer
Disseminating Glory: Echoes of Charles Williams in the Works of T.S. Eliot
by Suzanne Bray
Warren Lewis: Historian of the Inklings and of Seventeenth-Century France
by Richard C. West
On Being a Ghost
by Jill Paton Walsh
Christmas and Sport
by G.K. Chesterton (Introduction by Adam Schwartz)
SEVEN
Authors on the Internet
by Anthony Palmer Dawson

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Volume 15: Lewis and Barfield Centenary Issue

In Remembrance: Owen Barfield
by Christopher Mitchell
Barfield’s Evolution of Consciousness: How Much Did Lewis Accept?
by Stephen Thorson
"The Dungeon of his Soul": Lewis’s Unfinished "Quest of Bleheris"
by David C. Downing
Through the Wardrobe: A Famous Image Explored
by Michael Ward
Glints of Light: The Unpublished Short Poetry of C.S. Lewis
by Don. W. King
Review Essay: Owen Barfield: A Reader’s Guide
by David Lavery
Review Essay: Books about C.S. Lewis: A Starting Point
by Peter J. Schakel

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Volume 16

The Influence of Charles Williams on the Life and Work of W.H. Auden
by Cicero Bruce
"The Language Learned of Elves": Owen Barfield, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings
by Stephen Medcalf
George MacDonald and Jacob Boehme: Lilith and the Seven-fold Pattern of Existence
by Deirdre Hayward
Sayers and Son
by John Thurmer
Harry Blamires: Oral History Interview

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Volume 17

The Lion at 50
by Colin Manlove
Tolkien and Esperanto
by Arden R. Smith and Patrick Wynne
"Dear Jim . . .": The Reconstruction of a Friendship
by Barbara Reynolds
2nd Lieutenant Lewis
by K. James Gilchrist
Dante and His Daughter: Dorothy L. Sayers’s Response to Maud Bodkin
by Dominic Manganiello

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Volume 18

Dedication of the New Marion E. Wade Center Remarks
by Director Chris Mitchell, Wheaton College Provost Stanton Jones, Honorable Robert Culshaw, Barbara Reynolds, and a poem by Jill Baumgaertner
Quorum Porum
: The Literary Cats of T.S. Eliot, Ruth Pitter, and Dorothy L. Sayers
by Don King
Continuing Research on 2nd Lieutenant Lewis
by K.J. Gilchrist
Charles Williams and the Tradition of Alchemy
by Gavin Ashenden
The Versatile C.S. Lewis: Latin Scholar
by Arthur Rupprecht

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Volume 19

Intellectual Tyranny: A Rebellion?
by Barbara Reynolds
C.S. Lewis’s "Mere Christianity" (the Book and the Ideal) at the Start of the Twenty-first Century
by Mark A. Noll
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Formal Lecturing and Teaching at the University of Oxford, 1929-1959
by J.S. Ryan
Browsing the Glome Library
by Doris T. Myers
The Foolish Weakness in C.S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy: A Feminine Heroic
by Monika B. Hilder
Chapter III of Tolkien & The Silmarillion
by Clyde S. Kilby

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Volume 20

C.S. Lewis and Politics
by Suzanne Bray
Dorothy L. Sayers and War
by Barbara Reynolds
George MacDonald’s Transfiguring Fantasy
by John Pridmore
Metaphysical and Romantic in the Taliessin Poems
by Stephen Barber
Some Views on Catholic Tales and Christian Songs
by Christine R. Simpson
Review Article: Survey of Tolkien Literature
by Colin Duriez

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Volume 21

Charles Williams and Owen Barfield: Common (and Uncommon) Ground
by Stephen Dunning
Dorothy L. Sayers and C.S. Lewis: Two Approaches to Creativity and Calling
by Diana Pavlac Glyer and Laura K. Simmons
"Bid the Tree Unfix His Earthbound Root": Motifs from Macbeth in The Lord of the Rings
by Janet Brennan Croft
Lewis and Morris
by Robert Boenig
Charles Williams as Medieval Troubadour
by Joseph Hugh Simmons

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Volume 22

MacDonald’s Shorter Fairy Tales: Journeys into the Mind
by Colin Manlove
The Orthodoxology of Dorothy L. Sayers
by Crystal Downing
C.S. Lewis, T.S. Eliot, and the Anglican Psalter
by George Musacchio
Fire and Ice: C.S. Lewis and the Love Poetry of Joy Davidman and Ruth Pitter
by Don W. King
C.S. Lewis’s Use of Analogy in Theological Understanding
by Robert J. Palma

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Volume 23

G.K. Chesterton: Social Criticism and the Sense of Wonder
by Richard Gill
That "such a genius should be a beastly American": C.S. Lewis as Critic of American Literature
by Jack L. Knowles
"My Dear Norah": The Course of a Friendship
by Christopher Dean
Eagles with Attitude: Chaucer and Tolkien
by Emma B. Hawkins
Finding Joy: A Comprehensive Bibliography of the Works of Joy Davidman
by Don W. King
Review Article: Theism and Thought
by Mark R. Talbot

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Volume 24

Worshipping the Hero: MacDonald and Carlyle’s Early Novels
by David Robb
Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology
by Norbert Feinendegen
"Seeking But To Do Thee Grace": Dorothy L. Sayers’s Illustrated Religious Cards
by Laura Simmons
Didactic Pleasures: Learning in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia
by Paul Tankard
Feminist Nay-Sayers: Are Women Human?
by Crystal Downing

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Volume 25

A Myth of Hubris in Till We Have Faces
by Chad Schrock
The Inhabitants of Cosmo’s Drawer
by Reid Makowsky
Death
by Owen Barfield
Responses to "Contemplating C.S. Lewis’s Epistemology"
by Stephen Thorson, Norbert Feinendegen, and Charlie Starr
Poetry and Transformation
by Brian Horne

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Volume 26

Conversing with Dante: Relational Assent in Williams and MacDonald
by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson
Stoic Rationality and Divine Madness in Till We Have Faces
by Dale Sullivan
Vocation in Work: Dorothy L. Sayers and Economic Issues
by Christine M. Fletcher
That Hideous Latin in That Hideous Strength
by Amy E.K. Vail

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Volume 27

C.S. Lewis on Language and Meaning
by Steven A. Beebe
Language and Human Nature
by C.S. Lewis
In Search of Lucy: The Life of Lucy Barfield
by Owen A. and Adelene Barfield
C.S. Lewis Remembered: Cambridge, 1957-1960
by Tom McAlindon
Introduction to "Woodland Prisoner": Kilby on Tolkien
by John D. Rateliff
Woodland Prisoner
by Clyde S. Kilby
Introducing Two Poems by Owen Barfield
by Brett Foster
"Rust" and "She"
by Owen Barfield
C.S. Lewis and the Art of the Apologue
by Samuel Joeckel
Review Essay: G.K. Chesterton as Thinker and Theologian
by Ralph C. Wood
Review Essay: Dearborn's The Baptized Imagination
by Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson

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Volume 28

C.S. Lewis's Unfinished "Easley Fragment" and his Unfinished Journey
by David C. Downing and Bruce R. Johnson
Nocturnal Anarchist, Mystic, and Fairytale King: G.K. Chesterton's Portrait of George MacDonald
by Daniel Gabelman
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Creative Reader
by Chris Willerton
The Ainulindalë and J.R.R. Tolkien's Beautiful Sorrow in Christian Tradition
by Michael David Elam
Dorothy L. Sayers and the Somersham Pageant of 1908
by Martin Ferguson Smith

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Volume 29

Frodo's Band of Brothers: Myth, Morality, and Reality in J.R.R. Tolkien and Stephen E. Ambrose
by Ben Murnane
"Let Grill Be Grill": The Metamorphosis of Rabadash and Others
by Charles A. Huttar
"That Precarious Balance": Harmonizing Temperance in Dorothy L. Sayers's Gaudy Night
by Caroline Barta
Correcting the Chronology: Some Implications of "Early Prose Joy"
by Andrew Lazo
The Dantean Tradition in George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind
by John Patrick Pazdziora and Joshua Richards
"A Naked Tree": Joy Davidman's Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis
by Don W. King

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