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Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher

Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar,... Book Reviews Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher. London: SCM Press, 2020. 256 pp. ISBN: 978–0–334–05859–5. This book is made up of two collections of essays, both initially given as lectures, one from a colloquium on Austin Farrer held at Keble College in Oxford in 2019, the other from Farrer himself, and delivered in the United States in 1966, all concluded with a sermon by Stephen Platten from the evensong which closed the colloquium. Never published before, the four lectures by Farrer themselves provide sufficient occasion to bring the book before the public, and the essays by our contemporaries which accompany them ably present various aspects of Farrer’s life and work, including his relations and affinities with – as well as his notable differences from – C.S. Lewis. As with any collection, the question of its unity arises for the reader, and perhaps more especially given the diptych format. What do we learn from this volume, and what direction does it suggest for those who share its concerns? One theme which recurs, and may be a candidate for shaping the whole, is Farrer’s status as a man always standing somewhat apart. In http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Inklings Studies Edinburgh University Press

Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher

Journal of Inklings Studies , Volume 10 (2): 4 – Oct 1, 2020

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Book Reviews Markus Bockmuehl, Stephen Platten, Nevsky Everett (eds), Austin Farrer: Oxford Warden, Scholar, Preacher. London: SCM Press, 2020. 256 pp. ISBN: 978–0–334–05859–5. This book is made up of two collections of essays, both initially given as lectures, one from a colloquium on Austin Farrer held at Keble College in Oxford in 2019, the other from Farrer himself, and delivered in the United States in 1966, all concluded with a sermon by Stephen Platten from the evensong which closed the colloquium. Never published before, the four lectures by Farrer themselves provide sufficient occasion to bring the book before the public, and the essays by our contemporaries which accompany them ably present various aspects of Farrer’s life and work, including his relations and affinities with – as well as his notable differences from – C.S. Lewis. As with any collection, the question of its unity arises for the reader, and perhaps more especially given the diptych format. What do we learn from this volume, and what direction does it suggest for those who share its concerns? One theme which recurs, and may be a candidate for shaping the whole, is Farrer’s status as a man always standing somewhat apart. In

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Journal of Inklings StudiesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2020

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