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Thanks for coming to visit my website. Here I’ve collected information about my work that you may find useful.

I’m Professor of English and faculty in the M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University; I teach in the Online MAA program and specialize in cultural and imaginative apologetics.

My newest book is Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith, from Emmaus Road Publishing.

You can read an excerpt from the book here, at Christianity Today.

I am also the author of a memoir,  Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms.

My academic work focuses on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams; I am the Charles Williams Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies.

More details on my books and other writing can be found on my “Writing” page.

My current project is a literary-critical study, Tolkien’s Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, to be published by Kent State University Press. You can get a glimpse of some of my findings (an intriguing connection between Tolkien and William Morris) here.

I travel both in the U.S. and internationally to speak, so if you’re interested in having me give a talk to your organization, take a look at my speaking schedule and be in touch!

Do please take a look around!

All best wishes,

Holly Ordway