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Lord of the Rings
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[url= https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/cul...c.html]Why the Tolkien Universe is a Christian One[/url]

I had always heard that CS Lewis and JR Tolkien and written competing trilogies about Christianity... the Chronicles of Narnia was to be thinly veiled and Lord of the Rings more subtle... but it's fun to see some of this stuff broken down.

And, really... Moriah?  Endor?  If you didn’t realize Lord of the Rings was a Christian book, you need to revisit yr old testament.  Or not.  You could always just enjoy the read

Blueud
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Tolkien's recurring theme is that God (Illuvator as he is named in Tolkien mythology) is able to manipulate all of his creation by using the small to confound the powerful. Sauron creates a ring which gives the wearer immense power and corrupts them so that they're unable to resist it. Illuvator sets up the destruction of the ring by raising up Hobbits, who prefer simple lives to wielding power.

Other incidents in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy echoed KJV Old Testament miracles, such as accounts in the books I & II Kings where armies attacking Israel suddenly abandoning the siege of Jerusalem because they believed they were being attacked by an outside army. Think of the scene in Lord of the Rings where Frodo was captured, but his captors got into a fight and killed each other except a small handful that were then killed by Sam.
-DFB

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