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199: Escape into Fantasy & Tolkien



September 25th, 2019  •  47 mins 59 secs  •  Download (88.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Do you seek to escape reality? To what end? Father Francis of the Child Jesus, author of the new book “The Theological Landscape of Middle Earth”, joins Trending with Timmerie to discuss the world of fantasy, J. R. R. Tolkien, and theology. They’ll discuss the role of beauty, truth, virtue and myth in fantasy and why the Lord of The Rings is such a beloved story. You’ll hear how various characters from Gandalf to Sam play a Christ-like role. Finally, you’ll hear the testimony of this brave priest from Soviet-occupied Lithuania and how he participated in the historic Baltic Chain that liberated eastern Europe.