New Book on Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams

lpname_bigThe Lutterworth Press have announced the upcoming release of their book The Ideal of Kingship in the Writings of Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R Tolkien: Divine Kingship is reflected in Middle-Earth on 27 June 2013. This new work forms an inter-disciplinary approach to the notion of Kingship – literary, theological and historic – that offers a deeper understanding of the work of the three Oxford ‘Inklings’ and their concepts and ideals of kingship.

Ultimately claiming that the foundations of these authors’ ideal of kingship are important to consider in light of today’s Christian belief (or lack of it) in contemporary Britain, Christopher Scarf assesses the authors individually for characteristics of their writing. In the three authors’ work he evaluates the concepts of the vicegerent, the experience of joy, the divine court, hierarchy, life in the kingdom and the historical notion of kingship. It is in understanding these ideas and ideals that the true contributions of these great men to English Life and Literature can be fully appreciated.

This fascinating study looks at three of the world’s most famous authors in new light, and offers novel insight into their oft-studied books.