Traces moral, religious, and creative parallels between MacDonald and Tolkien. Finds that Christianity gives Tolkien’s work “a firm structure and objectivity” as opposed to the “fervent but rather formless spirituality” due to MacDonald’s romanticism.
Kocher, Paul H.
"J.R.R. Tolkien and George MacDonald,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 8
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol8/iss3/1
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021