War in Heaven

War in Heaven

by Charles Williams

Paperback(Revised ed.)

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Williams gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction between magic and religion, War in Heaven is an eerily disturbing book, one that graphically portrays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802812193
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/28/1930
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 769,417
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

(1886-1945) An intense, imaginative, magnetic person,Charles Williams was a member of the Inklings, the group ofcreative Oxford Christians of the 1930s and 1940s thatincluded C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though heexcelled in many literary genres, Williams is bestremembered for his poetry and his originalfiction—contemporary religious novels filled withsuspense, mystery, and supernatural conflict.

Table of Contents

I The Prelude 7

II The Evening in Three Homes 15

III The Archdeacon in the City 29

IV The First Attempt on the Graal 40

V The Chemist's Shop 56

VI The Sabbath 69

VII Adrian 78

VIII Fardles 94

IX The Flight of the Duke of the North Ridings 111

X The Second Attempt on the Graal 125

XI The Ointment 143

XII The Third Attempt on the Graal 165

XIII Conversations of the Young Man in Grey 189

XIV The Bible of Mrs. Hippy 205

XV 'To-Night Thou Shalt Be With Me in Paradise' 210

XVI The Search for the House 221

XVII The Marriage of the Living and the Dead 234

XVIII Castra Parvulorum 248

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