do not intend here anything so ambitious as a comprehensive study of the question posed by my title. My purpose in this essay is threefold: in the first section, to augment the case that has been made for one debt to Williams; in the second, to narrow down the demonstrable range of Williams’ influence in another area, that of the Arthurian material in That Hideous Strength; and finally, to point out a commonality in their theory of history that can probably not, however, be considered an instance of oneway influence, but rather an agreement that reflects their shared Christian worldview. That third study will lead to observations on the genre of fantasy in which they both worked.
Huttar, Charles A.
"How Much Does That Hideous Strength Owe
to Charles Williams?,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol9/iss1/3