Owen Barfield

Watching the World Burn

By |2019-03-05T14:03:25-05:00October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Atheism, Christendom, Culture, Science|Tags: |

You have opened this page on your web browser. Now you’ve got to close it. Find your shoelaces and start untying. I want you to take off your shoes. Moses approached the burning bush, the bush ablaze with God, and he took off his sandals. For St. Francis, the whole world was a burning bush [...]

The White City: Why The Inklings Matter

By |2019-02-25T13:38:32-05:00June 25th, 2013|Categories: Books, Bradley J. Birzer, C.S. Lewis, Christendom, Christianity, Inklings, J.R.R. Tolkien|Tags: |

The White City, in its pride and presumption, lay under siege. Having gathered “his most cunning smiths and sorcerers,” Melko, the twisted one, had directed the creation of organic machines, through “iron and flame” to attack. Led by the leader of the demonic balrogs, Gothmog, and armed with such unholy weapons, Melko’s forces breached [...]

Owen Barfield: Effective Approach to Social Change (part I)

By |2018-12-10T17:34:34-05:00February 10th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Conservatism, Inklings, Literature, Moral Imagination|Tags: |

Few conservatives–with the notable exception of John Lukacs–remember or cite Owen Barfield any longer. This is a shame, and Barfield should really stand with the great Christian Humanists of the previous century. Perhaps his best work is his first, Poetic Diction, originally his undergraduate thesis at Oxford (1922). Published commercially in 1928, it has never [...]