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Re: [eldil] Re: Orthodox Christians and fantasy literature

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  • Steve Hayes
    ... Agreed - I think that the Inklings not only wrote Christian fantasy, but they wrote *good* Christian fantasy. Some other authors have tried to do that, but
    Message 1 of 7 , May 13, 2012
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      On 8 May 2012 at 8:05, Fr Methodios wrote:

      > It seems to me that Christian literature can include fantasy, but not all
      > 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.

      Agreed - I think that the Inklings not only wrote Christian fantasy, but they
      wrote *good* Christian fantasy. Some other authors have tried to do that, but
      failed.

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