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  • ISSN: 1940-5537
  • eISSN: 2694-4324


Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts.

Editorial Details

General Editor

Bruce R. Johnson, Scottsdale Presbyterian Church, Scottsdale, Arizona

Associate Editors

Joel D. Heck, Concordia University, Austin, Texas

James P. Helfers, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona

Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas

Arend Smilde, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Assistant Editors

Jennifer Fraser, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

William Gentrup, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Megan Novello, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Reviews Editor

Crystal Hurd

University of Texas

El Paso, Texas

Poetry Editor

Randall VanderMey

Westmont College

Santa Barbara, California

Advisory Board

Grayson Carter

Fuller Theological Seminary

Phoenix, Arizona

James T. Como

York College, City University of New York

Queens, New York

Lyle W. Dorsett

Beeson Divinity School

Birmingham, Alabama

Walter Hooper

The C. S. Lewis Trust

Oxford, England

Robert K. Johnston

Fuller Theological Seminary

Pasadena, California

Stanley Mattson

C. S. Lewis Foundation

Redlands, California

Jerry Root

Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois

Michael Ward

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Submission Info

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal

Submission Guidelines

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal welcomes submissions of articles, review essays and announcements related to C. S. Lewis and his writings from all interested parties in (but not limited to) the following disciplines: history, literary studies and criticism, philosophy, theology, apologetics, biography, imagination, mythology, ethics, Christian spirituality, com-parative religion, cultural studies, geography, rhetoric, and philology (broadly defined). Submissions should embody original research or critical study and should not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere, either in the same or modified form. Length of articles may vary from approximately 3,000 to 10,000 words (longer with the concurrence of the General Editor). Book and film reviews should vary from 500 to 1,000 words in length. The General Editor welcomes inquiries (by e-mail or telephone) prior to submission, regarding the suitability of works, stylistic questions, and so forth.

A Style Guide is available to authors upon request from the General Editor, and can be accessed from the Sehnsucht website. All works of any nature should conform to Sehnsucht’s house style at the time of submission. Submissions that are not in stylistic conformity will be returned to the author for revision prior to evaluation.

Articles and reviews are evaluated as quickly as possible after submission. We endeavor to report back to the author(s) on the status of his/her submission within a reasonable time and without unnecessary delay. Ideally, notification of acceptance/rejection of a submitted work should occur within six months, though delays in this process occur from time to time.

The journal is committed to the pursuit of the highest standards 164

Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers

The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society is looking for articles on Lewis and the Inklings. Proposed articles should embody original research or critical study and should not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere, either in the same or modified form. Scholars are invited to submit proposed articles to Dr. Laurie Hatch, Editor ([email protected]). Alternately, submissions may be addressed to:

Dr. Laurie Hatch, Lamp-Post Editor

Vanguard University

55 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, California 92626.

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Are WomEn Human (Yet)?

Gender and the Inklings

C. S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium | Taylor University

June 4-7, 2020

Sponsored by Taylor University’s Center for the Study of C. S. Lewis & Friends, the 12th Biennial C. S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium will feature 162

keynote addresses from top scholars in the field, such as Monika Hilder, Jane Chance, Don King, and Diana Glyer, plus hundreds of presentations of both original scholarship and original creative work.

The 2020 Colloquium program will highlight the specific theme of “Gender and the Inklings.” As always, however, papers on more general topics are also encouraged.

We invite proposals for scholarly papers on any topic related to C. S. Lewis and his circle (broadly defined), with a special interest in papers on the conference theme. We also invite creative work that responds to or is influenced by the conference theme and/or these authors. Creative work must be a complete work, rather than a proposal. Deadline for proposals and completed creative work is March 1, 2020.

For details and to submit a proposal, visit the Colloquium’s webpage at https://library.taylor.edu/cslewis/colloquium.

Style Guideline

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal

Style Guide

Introduction. Questions regarding stylistic issues should be addressed to the General Editor ([email protected]) or to the Review Editor ([email protected]) as early in the writing/submission process as possible.

I. General Instructions

  1. Use 12 point type, double spaced.
  2. Use Times New Roman font throughout (except for quotations from material originally written in non-Latin script).
  3. Use letter (or A4 for UK submissions) format with 1-inch margins.
  4. When writing Lewis’s full name, insert a space between initials (thus, C. S. Lewis). Employ the same form in similar cases.
  5. Avoid the use of first person singular (except where it appears in quotations) whenever possible.
  6. Place all tables at the end of the document, unless their insertion is regarded as essential at an earlier location.
  7. Foreign words are to appear in italics.
  8. Titles of books are to appear in italics; titles of books within titles are to be underlined.
  9. Page numbers to be placed at top of page, center (in the header). Omit the page number on the first page.
  10. Use American spellings, except in quotations where the original spellings should be preserved.
  11. Ellipsis marks should be used to indicate all omissions in quotations; ellipsis periods should be separated by a single space. Four ellipsis marks are used to indicate a complete sentence containing an omission; the first period should not have a space before it just like a normal period.
  12. To emphasize a word or term, use italics font, not bold.
  13. Standardize all dates as follows:
      • 3 May 1993 (not May 3, 1993).
      • 1992-3 (not 1992-93).

14. Numbering: Use Arabic (not Roman) numerals throughout (including biblical references).

      • Write out numbers in the text, except when referring to page numbers or dates (“sixteen were in attendance”).
      • In footnotes, or when referring to page numbers, use 15-17 and 115-17 (for numbers in the teens).
      • However, for numbers in the twenties and beyond, use 21-3 (not 21-23) and 131-9 (not 131-39).
      • Avoid “f ” or “ff”; instead list the entire range of numbers being cited, 45-6 (not 45f) and 45-51 (not 45ff).

15. Avoid use of the following abbreviations: “e.g.”, “i.e.”, “Cf.”, “Ibid.”, “idem.” “eidem”, “et al.”, “intro”, “p.”, “pp.”, “f.”, “ff.”, and “&”.

16. Incorporate the following abbreviations (in footnotes only): “MS”, “vol.”, “vols.”, “ed.”, “eds.”, “trans.”, “§”.

17. For possessive form, use “Lewis’s”, not “Lewis’ ”.

18. Insert a single space following a period (or full stop).

19. Do not insert a double space between paragraphs; instead, indent the first line of each new paragraph five (.5) spaces.

20. Avoid contractions (unless they appear from source material being quoted).

21. Use “(emphasis added).” at the end of the footnote when appropriate.

22. Use “premodernism”/ “postmodernism” (avoiding the hyphens).

23. Christian/first name (or initials) of a person is to be used in the initial citation; surname/last name only used in all subsequent citations.

24. Follow the following rules for capitalization: Capitalize the first word of a sentence and all proper names/ nouns.

  • Use Hell and Heaven (as per Lewis).
  • Use Bible; biblical; Scripture; Gospel(s).
  • Use Church of England; Methodist Church; Roman Catholic Church; church.
  • Use Incarnation, Resurrection, Patristic, Apostolic, Trinity.
  • Use The Chronicles of Narnia (full title); the Chronicles (short title).

25. Use the em dash without spaces (aa—aa) only for true interjections, not as punctuation to subordinate material to the main clause.

26. The insertion of sections/subsections should be avoided in the body of the article.

II. Quotations Periods/full stops should be placed inside the quotation mark (American style). Semi-colons should be placed outside the quotation marks.

Run-in quotations: quotations less than 45 words in length should be run into the text. Use double quotation marks. Use single quotation marks for a quotation that appears inside the quotation.

Block quotations: quotations of 45 words in length and longer should be set off from the text, single-spaced, each line indented .5 from the left-hand margin, without quotation marks (unless a quotation has been incorporated in the quotation, in which case single quotation marks are to be used), and in 10-point font. Double space between paragraphs. Do not indent the first sentence of a paragraph.

    1. III. Footnotes Use footnotes, not endnotes.
    2. Use Times New Roman font, 10 point, single-spacing, first line indented .5.
    3. List the first (Christian) name followed by last name (surname) of the author or editor, followed by a comma, book title (in italics; if an article is being cited, place the title in quotation marks), followed by a beginning parenthesis mark with the place of publication (followed by a colon), the publisher, (followed by a comma) and date of publication, followed by an end parenthesis mark, followed by a comma, followed by the page number(s).
    4. Omit “p.” and “pp.” when indicating page number(s).
    5. Do not insert an extra space between footnotes.
    6. Avoid the use of “Ibid” or “Cf ”.
    7. When multiple (but separate) quotations from a single source appear in the same sentence, only one footnote, inserted at the end of the sentence, is required.
    8. Short title: After the initial citation of a work, use short title form on all subsequent citations.

9. Examples:

i. Books: Single author: George Sayer, Jack. A Life of C. S. Lewis (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 1994), 27-8.

      • Multiple authors: David O’Hara and Matthew Dickerson, Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2009), 22.
      • Editor: David Graham, ed., We Remember C. S. Lewis (Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2001), ix.
      • Editor and translator: Norah Kershaw, ed. and trans., Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922), 60-3.
      • Multiple editors: Robert MacSwain and Michael Ward, eds., The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 6-7.

ii. Letters: Letter of 24 May 1919, in C. S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, ed. by Walter Hooper, 3 vols. (San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2004-7), 1:46.

iii. Published Diary: Entry for 17 and 23 May 1922, in C. S. Lewis, All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis; 1922-1927, ed. by Walter Hooper (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991), 36, 39.

iv. Multi-volume work: Paul Brazier, C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ, 4 vols. (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2012-14).

v. Journal Article: Nancey Murphy, “Philosophical Resources for Postmodern Evangelical Theology,” in Christian Scholar’s Review, 26.2 (1996), 205.

vi. Manuscript: Charles J. F. Gilmore, MS Royal Air Force Operations Record Book, Form 540, R.A.F. Chaplains’ School, Cambridge, AIR 29/752, April 1944, National Archives, Kew, 1.

vii. Newspapers: C. S. Lewis, “Professor Tolkien’s Hobbit,” Review of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again, in The Times, 2 October 1937, 714.

viii. Chapters in Books: Charles Gilmore, “To the RAF,” in C. S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table, ed. by James T. Como (New York: Macmillan, 1979), 188.

ix. Essays by C. S. Lewis within a Collection: C. S. Lewis, “De Descriptione Temporum,” in Selected Literary Essays, ed. by Walter Hooper (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), 1-14.

x. Internet Source: www.narniaworld.com

xi. Video/DVD: C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia, DVD (London: BBC Productions, 1990).

xii. Short-title form: Sayer, Jack. A Life, 189.

Letter of 26 August 1940, in Lewis, Collected Letters, 2:345.

Entry of 17 May 1922, in Lewis, All My Road, 36.

Murphy, “Philosophical Resources,” 205.

IV. Bibliography A separate bibliography is not required. When submitting a work that is bibliographical in nature, however, the following guidelines should be followed.

    1. List the last name (surname) followed by first (Christian) name of the author or editor, followed by a period/full stop, title (in italics), etc.
    2. Include the place of publication, publisher and date.
    3. Use 10-point type and single space. Double space between entries.
    4. Examples: i. Books: Single author: Sayer, George. Jack. A Life of C. S. Lewis. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 1994.
    5. Multiple authors: O’Hara, David and Matthew Dickerson.
    6. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2009.
    7. Editor: Graham, David, ed. We Remember C. S. Lewis. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2001.
    8. Editor and translator: Norah Kershaw, ed. and trans.,Anglo-Saxon and Norse Poems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922.
    9. Multiple editors: MacSwain, Robert and Michael Ward, eds. The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

ii. Letters: Lewis, C. S. The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, ed. by Walter Hooper, 3 vols., San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2004-7.

iii. Diary: Lewis, C. S. All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis; 1922-1927, ed. by Walter Hooper. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.

iv. Multi-volume work: Brazier, Paul. C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2012-14.

v. Journal Article: Murphy, Nancey. “Philosophical Resources for Postmodern Evangelical Theology.” Christian Scholar’s Review, 26.2, 1996, 184-205.

vi. Manuscript: Gilmore, Charles J. F. MS Royal Air Force Operations Record Book, Form 540, R.A.F. Chaplains’ School, Cambridge, AIR 29/752, April 1944. National Archives, Kew.

vii. Newspapers: Lewis, C. S. “Professor Tolkien’s Hobbit,” Review of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again,” The Times, 2 October 1937, 714.

viii. Internet source: www.narniaworld.com

ix. DVD/Video: Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia. DVD. London: BBC Production, 1990.

V. Book Reviews/Film and Play Reviews

  1. A book review should not attempt to summarize the content of the volume under review. Instead, it should aim to identify a book’s principal argument(s) and its anticipated readership; evaluate its use of sources (both primary and secondary); situate the work in its field of scholarship (including the broad trends, biases, and assumptions of that field); and assess its overall contribution, including contemporary relevance.
  2. Although book reviews in Sehnsucht aim to be scholarly, clarity is more important than intellectual posturing. Attention should be paid to simplicity of syntax and precision of meaning. A straight-forward recommendation or censure of the volume under review is encouraged.
  3. The length of a review is between 500 and 1000 words, except in exceptional circumstances when the quality or importance of a volume justifies a lengthier review. If it is anticipated that a review is to exceed this length, prior consultation with the Review Editor ([email protected]) is essential.
  4. Volumes of particular importance or interest may be allowed greater consideration. In some cases, the Book Review Editor will assign a work to be covered in a Review Essay, which may run up to 5,000 words in length.
  5. Reviews should begin (written in single space) with author’s/editor’s name(s), full title, place and date of publication (in parenthesis), the number of pages, the price (in US dollars), and the 13-digit ISBN (omitting the hyphens).
  6. The number of pages should include the preface (in Roman numerals), index, appendices, notes, and index. The inclusion of graphs and illustrations (if any) should also be noted. Example: Michael Ward, The Narnia Code: C. S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens (Carol Stream, Illinois: Tyndale House, 2010). 193 pages, including “For Further Reading” and Discussion Guide. $13.99. ISBN 9781414339658.
  7. The body of the review should be typed, double-spaced, and in conformity to the style guidelines outlined above.
  8. All quotations and direct references must be followed by the page number (in parenthesis) of the text in which they appear and preceding punctuation marks. The exception is in indented, long quotations where the page number (in parenthesis) follows the ending period.
  9. The name of the author of the review, together with his/her place of academic affiliation (or residence) should be provided at the end of the review, written in single space on the left margin.

17 September 2019

Abstract & Index


Contributors 7

General Editor’s Note 9

Bruce R. Johnson


The Archangel Fragment and C. S. Lewis’s

World-Building Project 11

Brenton D. G. Dickieson & Charlie W. Starr

C. S. Lewis’s “Transposition”: Text and Context 29

Arend Smilde

Alec Vidler’s Permanent Opposition: C. S. Lewis 57

Joel Heck

“Further Up and Further In”: Roads, Pilgrim’s Regress

and Sehnsucht on Earth and in Heaven 80

Lauren Spohn



D. S. Martins 97

Philo and Miso

Charlie W. Starr 984

Looking at Us

Paul Willis 99


Paul Willis 100

Book Reviews

James E. Beitler III, Seasoned Speech: Rhetoric

in the Life of the Church

Steven A. Beebe 105

Janice Brown, The Lion in the Wasteland:

The Fearsome Redemption in the Work of

C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, and T. S. Eliot

Jonathan B. Himes 107

Patti Callahan, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable

Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis

Barbara L. Prescott 110

James Como, C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

Josiah Peterson 114

Stephanie L. Derrick, The Fame of C. S. Lewis:

A Controversialist’s Reception in Britain and America

Brenton D. G. Dickieson 116

Michael J. Gehring, The Oxbridge Evangelists: Motivations,

Practices, and Legacy of C. S. Lewis

Reggie Weems 119

C. J. S. Hayward, “St. Clive:” An Eastern Orthodox

Author Looks Back at C. S. Lewis

Gale Watkins 1215

Salwa Khoddam, Mythopoeic Narnia: Memory, Metaphor,

and Metamorphoses in The Chronicles of Narnia

Charlie W. Starr 123

Peter Kreeft, Symbol or Substance? A Dialogue on the

Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien

Jennifer Neyhart 125

C. S. Lewis, C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom:

Meditations on Faith, Life, Love, and Literature

Torri Frye 127

C. S. Lewis, How to Be a Christian: Reflections and Essays

Kevin Belmonte 129

Louis Markos, C. S. Lewis: An Apologist for Education

Crystal Hurd 130

Mo Moulton, The Mutual Admiration Society:

How Dorothy Sayers and Her Oxford Circle

Remade the World for Women

Crystal Hurd 132

Gary S. Selby, Pursuing an Earthly Spirituality:

C. S. Lewis and the Incarnational Faith

Joel D. Heck 135

Paul Shrimpton, Inklings of Truth: Essays to Mark

the Anniversaries of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien

Bruce R. Johnson 137

Charlie W. Starr, The Faun’s Bookshelf: C. S. Lewis

on Why Myth Matters

William Gentrup 1396

Charles Williams, The Celian Moment and Other Essays

Sørina Higgins 143

Theater Reviews

C. S. Lewis on Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert

Gregory Wagenfuhr 147

The Horse and His Boy

Justin Wiggins 150

Lewis & Tolkien, Of Wardrobes & Rings

James P. Helfers 152

Film Review


Kutter Callaway 155


Calls for Papers 161

Submission Guidelines 163

Style Guide 165

Copyright 173

Subscription Form 175

Additional Information

The Arizona C. S. Lewis Society

Bruce R. Johnson, President

c/o Scottsdale Presbyterian Church

3421 North Hayden Road

Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Telephone: (480) 946-4207

Facsimile: (480) 946-4208


William Gentrup

Tempe, Arizona

Society Treasurer

Jane Cicinelli

Scottsdale, Arizona


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