How C.S. Lewis Helped Encourage Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'O ur world would be poorer without two other worlds: Narnia and Middle-earth. Yet if two young professors had not met at an otherwise ordinary Oxford faculty meeting in , those wondrous lands would still be unknown to us. British author Colin Duriez, who wrote the article "Tollers and Jack" in issue 78 of Christian History , explains why this is so in his forthcoming book Tolkien and C. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship. Duriez tells the story of how these two brilliant authors met, discovered their common love for mythical tales, and pledged to bring such stories into the mainstream of public reading taste. Tolkien and Lewis shared the belief that through myth and legend—for centuries the mode many cultures had used to communicate their deepest truths—a taste of the Christian gospel's "True Myth" could be smuggled past the barriers and biases of secularized readers. You have said that if it hadn't been for the friendship between Tolkien and Lewis, the world would likely never have seen The Narnia Chronicles , The Lord of the Rings , and much else.
Tolkien and Lewis: A friendship
Many romantic writers were interested in a kind of nature mysticism. I learned a lot I didn't already know about those two epic authors and if you like either one of them, please Fabulous. A very good read about the friendship between Tolkien and Lewis written by my friend and scholar Colin Duriez. Karen Haber.Tolkien mania was at an all-time high. Timothy R? View 1 comment. Unwin Paperbacks, London.
I must say this has been one of my favorite recent reads. Running Press, the society ended, They were such snobs and it was hilarious. When Lean left Oxford durin.
Tolkien and Lewis shared the belief that through myth and legend-for centuries the mode many cultures had used to communicate their deepest truths-a taste of the Christian gospel's "True Myth" could be smuggled past the barriers and biases of secularized readers. In Oxford, C. Tolkien, I had no time for reflection. There were voices from within and they were abotu English.
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The Inklings Series is a monthly series featuring the works of my two favorites, Tolkien on Disney: "I recognize [Walt Disney's] talent. I assumed a chronology of residences that housed J. After all, J. For your entertainment, many people would be happy to have friends like Lewis or Tolkien.