An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis provides us with a profound insight into the inner-workings of undistracted friendship (i.e., enjoying friends with our smartphones safely hidden away in our pockets or purses). The inner-circle of the literary gathering known as the Inklings was J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams.

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Eden, The Spoiling of Middle-Earth, and Hope

In the afterword of Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tom Shippey writes:

“In a letter he wrote to his son Christopher in 1945, Tolkien remarked, ‘certainly there was an Eden on this very unhappy earth. We all long for it, and are constantly glimpsing it’ (Letters, 110). He provided many glimpses of it himself.

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