Examines the “severely classical moral doctrine” of The Lord of the Rings; discusses stewardship as “the proper subordination of Power to Care”; and approves of Tolkien’s “veiling of the Divine” by keeping overt religious references out of the work as a means of leading readers to understanding and affirmation. Reprinted from Christian Perspectives, Winter 1966.
Reinken, Donald L.
"The Lord of the Rings: A Christian Refounding of the Political Order,"
Tolkien Journal: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/tolkien_journal/vol2/iss3/1
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