It probably goes without saying that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien changed fantasy with their works. While a lot has been written about their works, a lot less has been said about other Inklings like Charles Williams and Owen Barfield, or about the fantasy writers who were influenced by them. Writers like Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, Madeleine L’Engle and Calvin Miller created a little-discussed second wave of Christian fantasy writers in the 1970s that employed the Inklings’ ideas about mythic storytelling and wonder.
In the interest of getting the word out, here’s something I’ve written about the other Inklings and about the second waves of Christian fantasists (or as Rolland Hein called them, Christian mythmakers):
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