Timothy Willard

Timothy Willard is a writer and independent scholar. He studied beauty and northern aesthetics in the works of C.S. Lewis for his Ph.D. under the supervision of Alister McGrath. He is the author of four books, including his most recent, The Beauty Chasers: Recapturing the Wonder of the Divine (2022). He lives in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Follow Tim’s writing on Substack: Further Up.

C.S. Lewis, the Mystical Builder

By Timothy Willard

C.S. Lewis was a Christian mystic but not in the pagan sense, in the Tozer sense: he experienced his faith deep in his sentient being, always aware of God’s presence in his own nature and the world around him. Lewis’s friend George Sayer said Lewis’s life experiences were not literary but “mystical experiences of the presence of God.” 

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