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The Place of the Lion by Charles Williams
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May 23, 12

Read in May, 2012

This is a hard book to review. I cannot claim that it is a compelling read. I have now read it twice. Once at 19 and now at 50. At 19 the fantasy was the most alluring part of the story and I spent several years reading many of the books in the style of George MacDonald's Phantastes. At 50, I am better able to understand the philosophy. I now know who Abelard is and I have read much about order and creation. Still the book was a slog. I am willing to admit that I am the deficient one though. In fact, I can see how the ideas in the book would be good preparation for the annual Circe Conference and especially this year's conference The Contemplation of Creation.
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