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Re: Myth and religion in LOTR

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  • stephen@stephen.com
    Grace - I d suggest starting with Tolkien s own On Fairy-Stories from Tree and Leaf which can be found in The Tolkien Reader . - Stephen
    Message 1 of 8 , Sep 8, 2001
      Grace -

      I'd suggest starting with Tolkien's own 'On Fairy-Stories' from "Tree and
      Leaf" which can be found in "The Tolkien Reader".

      - Stephen
    • Trudy Shaw
      ... From: Grace E. Funk To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 1:16 PM Subject: [mythsoc] Myth and religion in LOTR A friend of mine has
      Message 2 of 8 , Sep 9, 2001
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Grace E. Funk
        To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 1:16 PM
        Subject: [mythsoc] Myth and religion in LOTR


        A friend of mine has decided to celeberate the release of the Fellowship

        of the Ring film in December by holding a study group on the
        significances of myth and religion in the books. He has invited me to
        participate. Can any of you suggest essays or other commentaries related

        to the topic?


        The first essay that came to mind was Verlyn Flieger's "Missing Person," regarding Christ figures in LotR. It was published in Mythlore, probably about 1985.

        As I was hunting through bound Mythlores in the library for that article, I ran across one by Catherine Madsen that might be useful. It's entitled, "Light from an Invisible Lamp: Natural Religion in The Lord of the Rings," and was published in Mythlore #53: Spring 1988, pp. 43-47.

        I never did find "Missing Person" (no pun intended). It was published before I joined the Society and was still reading Mythlore in the library instead of having my own copy. I'd love to order the back issue if anyone has an idea which one it might have been in.

        --Trudy Shaw



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