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Tolkien and Christianity: Religious Symbolism in Lord of the Rings

One of the more interesting aspects of Tolkien and his work are the subtle and not so subtle commentaries of various topics. Some parallels could between with his work and Christian lore and doctrine.

  • Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were good friends, and Lewis certainly wrote with a ton of religious themes. I know there is some documentation of their discussions about religion somewhere, which would certainly be worth looking up. – G Anderson Lake 7 years ago
  • Tolkien himself always claimed his stories were not allegorical. – Kristian Wilson 7 years ago
  • Sauron would be parallel to the devil, Saruman to Judas... but where do characters like Grima and Gandalf fit? – SpectreWriter 7 years ago

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