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John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien (1892-1973) was a Catholic English writer and Old English philologist who is famous for his *Lord of the Rings* and language construction

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Why is Jesus's priesthood shown as spreader and keeper of the Sacred Fire?

I was reading a short essay in the Word on Fire Gospel Reflections on Luke 12:49-53 where in Luke 12:49 Jesus says that He came to set fire to the world. In the essay Bishop Barron says that Jesus' ...
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What is the general Christian view on fantasy works such as Tolkien's Silmarillion?

I've just read Silmarillion for the second time in my life. The last time was 20 years ago. In short, it's basically a "fantasy bible", starting out extremely abstract with how God creates these ...
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Who symbolizes Christ in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings"?

I have long been a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien, and have enjoyed his works from an early age. I am aware that he was raised by a Roman Catholic priest, and remained a deeply religious man his whole life. ...
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Christian significance of Tolkien and C. S. Lewis putting "heaven" across the sea?

It is interesting that both of the most prominent Christian fantasy authors (not as in "Christian Fantasy" but Christians who wrote fantasy) put paradise across the sea. I realize that Tolkien's ...
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