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C. S. Lewis and His CircleEssays and Memoirs from the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society$
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Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan Wolfe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780190214340

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.001.0001

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Lewis and/or Barfield

Lewis and/or Barfield

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(p.214) 17 Lewis and/or Barfield
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C. S. Lewis and His Circle
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Owen Barfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214340.003.0017

Owen Barfield was C. S. Lewis’s earliest, closest, and longest-standing adult friend. They met as students at the University of Oxford, and remained close until Lewis’s death. This chapter talks frankly about this philosophical and literary friendship before and after Lewis’s conversion, and clarifies some beliefs that have been misattributed to them. It also engages, from an unique perspective with Lewis’s thought, its strengths and weaknesses.

Keywords:   C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, University of Oxford, literary friendship

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