Friday, July 30, 2010

All things Lord of the Rings

"The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity... By dipping them in myth we see them more clearly." - C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings is a magnificent story rich with meaning. If you have spent even a minute pondering this grand tale by Tolkien, you recognize how he weaved elements of real life into this mythic tale. Themes of good, evil, loss, death and sacrifice. Nevertheless, it is still easy to miss some of the subtleties of the story. The following resources will give you a deeper appreciation for this trilogy and how the themes in The Lord of the Rings echoes a Christian world-view.

Tim Challies:
Tim Keller (audio):
Peter Kreeft (audio):

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