Saved in Hope: The Christian Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

Everyone knows the taste of hope, but what it is, whence it comes, how it acts, why it flourishes or vanishes, often mystify believers and skeptics alike. In the hope of elucidating some of hope’s elusive qualities and operations, Philip Zaleski examines its role in the lives and works of the major Inklings, especially J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with reference to the writings of Popes Saint John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.

About the Speaker

Philip Zaleski is the author of many books on religion and culture, including The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings (Best Book of the Year, MLA Conference on Christianity and Literature) and Prayer: A History (New York Times Notable Book), both co-authored with his wife, Carol Zaleski.

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Posted on October 16, 2017