Harry Blamires

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Harry Blamires
Born (1916-11-06) 6 November 1916 (age 100)
Occupation Anglican theologian, literary critic, and novelist
Genre Fantasy, Philosophy

Harry Blamires (born 6 November 1916) is an Anglican theologian, literary critic, and novelist. Now retired, Blamires served as head of the English department at King Alfreds College (now Winchester University) in Winchester, England. He started writing in the late 1940s at the encouragement of his friend and mentor C. S. Lewis, who had been his tutor at Oxford University. He turned 100 in November 2016.[1]

His best known work is The Christian Mind: How Should a Christian Think? which has been used as a textbook at hundreds of bible colleges and seminaries around the world. Blamires is also the author of A Short History of English Literature (1974; 2nd edition, 1984), and A History of Literary Criticism (1991).


  • Devil's Hunting Ground (1954, 1st novel of trilogy)
  • Blessing Unbounded: A Vision (1955)
  • Cold War in Hell (1955, 2nd novel of trilogy)
  • Highway to Heaven (1955, 3rd novel of trilogy)
  • The Faith and Modern Error (1956)
  • The Christian Mind ISBN 1-57383-323-1
  • Where Do We Stand
  • The Post-Christian Mind
  • On Christian Truth
  • The Bloomsday Book (A guide through Joyce's Ulysses)
  • Word Unheard (A guide through Eliot's Four Quartets)
  • The Will and the Way (A Study of Divine Providence and Vocation) (1957)
  • The Tyranny of Time: A Defence of Dogmatism (1965)
  • Recovering the Christian Mind: Meeting the Challenge of Secularism (1988)


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