What the Cross Meant to Charles Williams

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  1. Fr Aidan Kimel says:

    Williams’s idiosyncratic essay (and I think it fair to describe it as idiosyncratic) was published as part of a collection of essays by various authors: What the Cross Means to Me.

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    • David Llewellyn Dodds says:

      Many thanks for this link! I’ve somehow never got round to getting hold of a copy and settling down to read what (some of) the other contributors said! I’ve been especially curious about Evgheny Lampert’s contribution…

      I love Williams’s sentence on page 171, “Life (experience suggests) is a good thing, and somehow unendurable; at least the Christian faith has denied neither side of the paradox.”

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  2. brian says:

    It wouldn’t be Williams if it were not by turns idiosyncratic, obscure, and challenging to easy, conventional pieties.

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  3. Thank you for this unusual piece which I never would have found otherwise. I don’t know what it all means, but the individual bits are shocking and invigorating and show that inversive nature of CW’s mind (which I think to be the key principle of the Inklings).
    I suppose the people in this book were generally recognized as Christian public intellectuals at the time? I confess I don’t know many of them.

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