• "It Can be Done, You Know": The Shape, Sources, and Seriousness of Charles Williams's Doctrine of Substituted Love

    Author(s):
    Andrew Stout (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Theology
    Subject(s):
    Inklings (Group of writers), Theology, Doctrinal, Theology, Literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Literature and Theology, Theology and Literature, Inklings, Modern English Literature
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/vmbz-x836
    Abstract:
    In this essay I will seek to discern just how seriously Williams intends for his readers to take the notion of substituted love. Specifically, is the picture of substituted love in Descent into Hell simply an illustration of a theological principle, or is the theological principle meant to be inclusive of a real world practice? In order to better understand this issue, I will first look at some of the sources of substituted love, including Williams’ interest in the occult, his medieval sensibility, and his broader theology of romantic love.
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    Published
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