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Inside the Spiritual Imagination of Tolkien

For decades, Christians have been some of the most ardent fans of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’—partly because of the rich spiritual themes woven throughout the work, and partly because J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout man of faith himself. Yet Tolkien’s convictions about merging faith and art may surprise you. Here’s a deeper look at the spiritual imagination that informed one of the most popular novels of all time.