‘Tolkien Was Deeper Than I Thought’ (2013)

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Shortly after publication of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien had a very strange experience.

Tolkien Was Deeper Than I Thought

He could only describe it by saying it was like actually meeting one of the characters he thought he’d made up–Gandalf the Grey, the wizard. If you haven’t read the book, trust me: this is not the sort of person anyone encounters in real life.

Once you’re able to see the Christianity in Tolkien’s work, you can’t unsee it.

Everyone who works in Christian fantasy owes him a debt.

2 comments on “‘Tolkien Was Deeper Than I Thought’ (2013)

  1. I have often wondered the same about music. Are the tunes and melodies already there and artists just tap into it? I know Paul McCartney awoke one day with the tune of “Yesterday” in his head. I think his first attempt to put words to it were about peanut butter.

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