Tolkiens Christianity Not Incidental but Central

Bradley J. Birzer

The atheists love his paganism while the fundamentalists despise it. Many of the fundamentalists, strangely, have no problem with the goddess Venus descending upon the good Christians of Lewis’s That Hideous Strength, but they fear Tolkien’s Sam’s prayers to Elbereth, queen of heaven.

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Original article at The Imaginative Conservative; republished here with thanks.

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