Charles Williams, teacher, spiritual writer, 15th May 1945

He has been described as the most original lay theologian of the twentieth century.

Charles Williams

A contemporary and friend of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, Charles Williams became a prolific writer of plays, novels, poetry, theology, biography and criticism. Born in London in 1886, he worked for most of his life in the Oxford University Press and lectured in the city and university. He has been described as the most original lay theologian of the twentieth century. Above all, he was concerned to show how romantic love can be a key to our understanding of God. He died in Oxford in 1945.

Picture from the Charles Williams Society