An Inklings Week in Oxford > Speakers


  • Gerald BrayGerald Bray
    Gerald Bray is a theologian, church historian, and an ordained minister in the Church of England. He is a prolific author, with his most recent book being God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology. He currently serves as Research Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School and Distinguished Professor of Historical Theology at Knox Theological Seminary. Bray is also the Director of Research for the Latimer Trust, an evangelical think tank dedicated to providing biblical input and a considered response to significant issues within the Christian community.
  • Colin DuriezColin Duriez
    Colin Duriez is a well-known Tolkien and Inklings scholar. In 1994, he won the Clyde S. Kilby Award for his research on the Inklings. He has authored numerous articles and books including The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia, Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings: A Guide to Middle Earth, and The Inklings Handbook. Duriez was featured discussing Tolkien on the Lord of the Rings extended DVD edition. A former editor for InterVarsity, he now devotes his time to speaking and writing.
  • Fong Choon SamFong Choon Sam
    Fong Choon Sam serves as dean of the Baptist Theological Seminary of Singapore. Before taking up an academic career, he served as pastor of a church in Singapore. A respected missiologist, he has been active in the spread of the gospel from China to India. Raised as a Buddhist, he converted to Christianity as a school boy through reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
  • Nigel GoodwinNigel Goodwin
    For more than forty years, Nigel Goodwin has ministered internationally to Christians in the arts through Genesis Arts Trust, a ministry he originally established in London. Trained as an actor in the Royal Academy, Nigel lived and studied with Francis Schaeffer following his conversion. He has touched untold thousands through his unfathomable gift of love.
  • Malcolm GuiteMalcolm Guite
    Malcolm Guite is a motorcycle riding, guitar playing, pipe smoking poet and singer-songwriter living in Cambridge. He serves as a priest of the Church of England, chaplain, teacher and author. His books include What Do Christians Believe?, Faith Hope and Poetry, and Sounding the Seasons.
  • Walter HooperWalter Hooper
    Walter Hooper served as private secretary to C. S. Lewis in the final year of his life and, since Lewis's death, has served as the Literary Advisor to the C. S. Lewis Estate. In this capacity, he has edited dozens of Lewis's essays, poems, articles, and lectures. Among other notable works, Hooper is the editor of The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis and the author of C. S. Lewis: A Companion and Guide.
  • Don KingDon King
    Professor of English and former dean of Montreat College, Don King edits the Christian Scholar's Review. He has written several important critical works on C. S. Lewis and the important women in his life; including C. S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse, Hunting the Unicorn: A Critical Biography of Ruth Pitter, and Out of My Bone: The Letters of Joy Davidman.
  • Gisela KreglingerGisela Kreglinger
    Gisela H. Kreglinger is a spiritual theologian and George MacDonald scholar. Her research focus has been on the use of art and story in spiritual formation and on the development of an embodied spirituality. She has written on George MacDonald, Novalis, the Victorian crisis of faith and contributed to the "Dictionary of Christian Spirituality." Her book "Parables, Imagination, and George MacDonald's Christian Fiction" is forthcoming. She currently teaches spiritual formation at Beeson Divinity School and supports arts ministries at two local churches in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Alister McGrathAlister McGrath
    Alister McGrath serves as Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King's College, London, where he also serves as the Head of the Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture. McGrath is well known for his work in historical and systematic theology, as well as for his writings on apologetics. McGrath has written a new biography of C. S. Lewis, and, in recent years, has followed Lewis' footsteps in adopting children's fantasy fiction as a means to communicate Christian truth.
  • Holly OrdwayHolly Ordway
    Holly Ordway is a poet, academic, and Christian apologist. She is the chair of the Department of Apologetics and director of the MA in Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. Her work focuses on imaginative and literary apologetics, with special attention to C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams.
  • Brown PattersonBrown Patterson
    For many years, Brown Patterson served as dean at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. As a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in the early 1950s, Patterson took his weekly tutorials with C. S. Lewis. An ordained priest of the Episcopal Church, Patterson served the local parish in Davidson, North Carolina while on the faculty at Davidson College. He is the author of several important works on English history, including King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom.
  • Harry L. PoeHarry L. Poe
    Hal Poe serves as Charles Colson Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University. He has published sixteen books on how the gospel intersects with culture; including The Gospel and Its Meaning, Christianity in the Academy, and Christian Witness in a Postmodern World. He is the author of numerous articles on C. S. Lewis and co-edited with Rebecca Poe Hays C. S. Lewis Remembered. Founder of The Inklings Fellowship, Poe also wrote The Inklings of Oxford.
  • Michael WardMichael Ward
    Michael Ward is an Anglican clergyman and leading Lewis scholar. He is the author of The Narnia Code and Planet Narnia and the co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C. S. Lewis. Ward has served as the Warden of the Kilns, Lewis' home in Oxford, and currently serves as the Chaplain of St. Peter's College, Oxford.