Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by ellen
J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis are two of my very favorite authors so it was fantastic to learn that the program Tolkien and Lewis was available on DVD. Not only did my husband and I read all of the books, but the kids read them when they were younger too!
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Tolkien and Lewis
On a dreary September evening in 1931, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and their friend and fellow scholar, Hugo Dyson, met for dinner in Lewis’s Magdalen College dormitory in Oxford, England. Lewis’s transformation from atheist to theist to Christian was based on the insights of Tolkien and Dyson as they engaged in deep conversation about mythology, reality, ritual, imagination, and faith. The program explores the fundamental characteristics of myth with an emphasis on how myth impacts our lives.
Many people don’t know it but there is a religious connection in C S Lewis The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe books. Lewis wrote about Aslan (the lion) really being a symbol for Jesus Christ.
I have always been fascinated with C S Lewis for this reason. Many conservative Christians feel that reading fantasy type stories isn’t appropriate. But, C S Lewis shows it is. But, you may not have been aware that Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic and his friendship with Lewis is what helped convert Lewis to Christianity.
This DVD is all about one of their conversations about mythology, reality, and faith and played a part in C S Lewis becoming a Christian. It was originally seen on public television.
Anyone who is a fan of these authors should definitely watch it to find out more. Buy it today.
You may also enjoy The Battles of Tolkein
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.