Call for Book Chapters: Owen Barfield

OWEN BARFIELD IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS:
EXPLORING HIS THOUGHT AND INFLUENCE

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS PUBLISHING, UK
Editor Contact (for prospective contributors): martin.ovens@univ.oxon.net

The chief purpose of the book is to present fresh scholarship on the work and ideas of the British philosopher, critic and poet Owen Barfield (1898-1997) by addressing the nature, range, potential, application, relevance and significance of his thinking across diverse domains in contemporary contexts.

Called “the first and last Inkling,” “Heidegger disguised as an English solicitor” and “one of the most neglected important thinkers of the twentieth century,” Owen Barfield was an acknowledged influence on several twentieth century figures, including J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Gabriel Marcel, W.H. Auden, Saul Bellow, T.S. Eliot, David Bohm, Howard Nemerov, Walter de la Mare and Harold Bloom.

Reflecting his output, the book contains work by scholars of different disciplines exploring aspects relating to religion/theology, philosophy, literary theory/criticism, economics and science.

ADDITIONAL CHAPTERS ARE NOW SOUGHT – If you are interested in contributing, please contact Martin Ovens at martin.ovens@univ.oxon.net for further information, or to send suggested topics/short abstracts

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