You are invited to the GOLD COUNTRY MACDONALD/PHILLIPS GATHERING, 2019
A celebration of “tableland-unity” and bold thinking Christianity based on the writings of George MacDonald and Michael Phillips
Michael Phillips is widely known as George MacDonald’s redactor, publisher, and biographer, whose vision and editorial expertise – building upon the forerunning work of C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Yates, and Rolland Hein – helped bring MacDonald back from obscurity in the 1980s when his realistic novels had been nearly forgotten. Author and editor of over 100 books, Phillips’ efforts helped ignite the MacDonald renaissance of recent years. As one of those responsible for the widespread renewal of MacDonald’s influence, Phillips is recognized as among the world’s foremost purveyors of MacDonald’s message, with particular insight into the Scotsman’s heart and spiritual vision.
Forerunner of the Inklings – Scottish minister, poet, novelist, and imaginative seer – MacDonald was one of the most beloved Victorian authors throughout of the 19th century. He wrote some 50 volumes of novels, poetry, short stories, fantasy, sermons, and essays. His influential body of work placed him alongside his era’s great men of letters and his following was vast. Two decades after his death, his books were pivotal in leading C.S. Lewis to Christianity.
"Michael opened up my eyes to the wealth of MacDonald through his novels and sermons."
- David G.
"MacDonald is my husbands favorite author, and he has read Michael Phillips translations all his life."
- Tina H.
"It would be wonderful to meet with a group of people who appreciate George MacDonald as the Phillips do."
- James H.
"I've always admired Michael and Judy and their work."
- Peg V.
"Michael Phillips has definitely been instrumental in raising awareness about MacDonald, who for a long time really lingered in the margins of literature."
- Jennifer K.
"Michael and Judy have done so much to carry MacDonald's legacy forward. So grateful for that!"
- Janet M.
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“To [many] theology must be like a map—with plenty
of lines in it. They cannot trust their house on the high
tableland of his theology because they cannot see the
outlines bounding that tableland. It is not small enough
for them. They cannot take it in. Such can hardly be
satisfied with the creation, one would think, seeing there is
no line of division anywhere in it…”
“Does God draw no lines then?”
“When he does, they are pure lines, without breadth,
and consequently invisible to mortal eyes, not walls of
separation such as these definers would construct…”
—David Elginbrod, “A Sunday With Falconer”
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