Argues that “Christianity [...] was instrumental in making fantasy literature conceptually possible” by undermining “the principle of art as mimesis”—through the Hebraic injunction against idols and the Christian view of pagan myths as untrue but acceptable as “aesthetically delightful.”
Veith, Gene Edward
"Fantasy and the Tradition of Christian Art,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 14
, Article 7.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol14/iss3/7
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