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Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, Ph.D.

Literature, Theology, Ecology, & The Arts

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Youtube Introductions to MacDonald

Introductory lectures to George MacDonald can be found here.


They include a general introduction to MacDonald as well as one that explores the novel Phantastes, the reading of which C.S.Lewis claims to have 'baptized' his imagination.

About Kirstin

Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson is a George MacDonald scholar who lives on a farm in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. She writes and lectures internationally on MacDonald, the 19th century, the Inklings, and Faith & the Arts. She is on the Advisory Board of Inklings journal VII, a founding Board Member of the C.S. Lewis & Kindreds Society of Eastern & Central Europe, and co-chair of the George MacDonald Society. She directs Linlathen – a Theology & Arts conference and lecture series based in rural Ontario. Passionate about integrating ecological care and local community with academia, she occasionally partners with the environmental network of A Rocha. Some of her photography is on Instagram: #Mythopoeic_Life

Areas of Particular Interest and Specialization:

Victorian Literature // Children's Literature // George MacDonald (Bio here)

C.S. Lewis // J.R.R. Tolkien // Charles Williams // Fantasy // Dante

Christianity & Literature // 19th C. Scottish Divines // Art & Theology // Arcabas


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