Re: Orthodox Christians and fantasy literature
- Entirely agree with Stephen. The latest blog makes much better sense than the first! Agreed, lots of fantasy fiction is trash; but the same applies to any genre whatever! There was of course good fantasy written before the Inklings, and not necessarily Christian; Dunsany is name that leaps to mind. William Morris, too (though his books seldom live up to their glorious titles).Richard Sturch.
- On 8 May 2012 at 8:05, Fr Methodios wrote:
> It seems to me that Christian literature can include fantasy, but not allAgreed - I think that the Inklings not only wrote Christian fantasy, but they
> fantasy is Christian. Lewis, Tolkien, Rowling all wrote Christian fiction in
> the genre. Twilight is not Christian fiction - no noble task, no sacrifice for
> others - just I want my "perfect" boyfriend and my perfect "life". The
> Inklings showed the world that Christian lit can be exciting and not lame,
> which usually happens when a writer sets out to write a "Christian" story and
> degenerates into a thinly disguised sermon.
wrote *good* Christian fantasy. Some other authors have tried to do that, but
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