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Charles Williams

XX Century
This non-Orthodox writer of supernatural horror novels, a friend of C. S. Lewis, has often been cited for the implicitly Orthodox worldview of some of his fiction, and in particular for his use of the patristic idea of co-inherency. (His description of the Thames as seen with the eye of the soul was repeatedly mentioned by the late Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh.) Less accessible than his fiction is his "Arthurian" poetry, set in late antiquity, and featuring an elaborate allegory of the Christian Roman Empire as a person.

Norman Hugh Redington


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