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J.R.R. Tolkien: Why His Works Endure, Influence and Move People

J.R.R. Tolkien leaning against tree

At a time when C.S. Lewis was a theist, but not a Christian, he had a conversation with J.R.R. Tolkien and another Christian, Hugo Dyson, concerning the implications of myth as it related to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. Lewis struggled with the idea that a sacrifice 2,000 years ago could help us in the “here and now.” Tolkien and Dyson pointed out to Lewis that he had no trouble appreciating the sacrifices laid out in pagan literature, but when considering the sacrifice revealed […]

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We Need More Stories Like Tolkiens’ Sweeping Panorama of Lord Of The Rings And Middle Earth

Amazon map of middle earth in TV series

In the area of content creation as represented in literature, TV and film, Christians need more of the types of stories developed by J.R.R. Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings saga. I don’t necessarily mean by that it has to be in the fantasy genre, but in the sense of designing and building an historic backdrop and legend that is behind the geographic setting or settings the story is told in, and also the interesting use of created languages that add realism, substance, and credence to […]

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Thoughts on Tolkien’s ‘The Fall of Gondolin’

While I haven’t read Tolkien’s ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ yet, because as of this writing it hasn’t been released, the description given by the editor does provide some insight into what to expect, and is worth taking a deep dive into. First, I do want to say that this book excites me more than any other book released after The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, primarily because it focuses on the elves, which while important in other Tolkien tales, don’t receive the star treatment I […]

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