The leaving out of Tolkien’s faith is a convicting wake-up call to us, the confessing church. And this reason may be true of other public slights of the Christian faith, too. It may not be because the unbelieving media is attacking Christianity. They instead might just have witnessed Christians use Christianity as a means to something else for so long that they assume that personal faith in Jesus isn’t really something of primary importance.
I haven’t seen the film, but I’ve heard Tolkien includes no reference to J.R.R. Tolkien’s faith. This may even be one of the reasons why the Tolkien estate has disavowed the film. Now, of course the exclusion of his faith is intentional: much work goes into creating a movie; it wasn’t left out accidentally.
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But why was Tolkien’s faith left out?
We might automatically assume his Christian faith was omitted by the producers, writers, and directors to denounce the...
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