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.

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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien

Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021

Mythcon Conference

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