The Lizard or the Stallion? George MacDonald on the Retroactivity of Heaven and Hell in The Great Divorce

Although C. S. Lewis is considered one of the world’s foremost apologists of the twentieth century, we would do well to remember that without George MacDonald, we might not have Lewis. In his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, Lewis explains that his imagination was “baptized” by MacDonald’s Phantastes.[1] Reading this novel set Lewis on the path […]

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The Autumn People: How Love and Laughter Conquer Evil in Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes

“‘Time and death are the greatest enemies all of us must face, and the only weapon stronger than they are is love.’”[1]   In Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, the familiar struggle between good and evil is framed by pitting a sinister carnival and its members against two best friends, Will Halloway and […]

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