Charles A. Huttar

Charles A. Huttar is an emeritus professor of English at Hope College, known for his work on the Inklings including J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams.[1] He has twice won the Mythopoeic Society's Scholarship Award.[2]


Charles Adolph Huttar was born in 1932. He was educated at Wheaton College, and gained his PhD at Northwestern University in 1956. He became a professor of English literature at Hope College in 1966, retiring from there in 1996.[3]

He is a longtime member of the Conference on Christianity and Literature and the Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church. He has written numerous papers on the Oxford literary group the Inklings, including on the authors J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams. In addition, he studied medieval and early modern literature.[1]

Awards and distinctionsEdit


  • 1971 Imagination and the Spirit: Essays in Literature and the Christian Faith Presented to Clyde S. Kilby
  • 1991 Word and Story in C. S. Lewis (co-edited)
  • 1996 The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams (co-edited)
  • 2005 Scandalous Truths: Essays by and about Susan Howatch


  1. ^ a b "Notes on Contributors". Journal of Inklings Studies. 6 (1): 168. April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Mythopoeic Awards – Scholarship". Mythopoeic Society. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ Olgers, Greg (15 January 2018). "Retired Professor Charles Huttar Honored for 60-Plus Years of Service to Conference on Christianity and Literature". Hope College. Retrieved 10 February 2021.