Orthodoxy, Allegory and Fantasy

Fantasy remains a human right: we make in our measure and in our derivative mode, because we are made: and not only made, but made in the image and likeness of a Maker. —J. R. R. Tolkien, “On Fairy Stories” There is a new post today on MyOCN‘s “Orthodox Writers, Readers, and Artists series,” whose […]

Aslan is on the move

The Lion of St. Mark, from the Echternach Gospels (8th c.)

The Sunday of Forgiveness, March 6, 2011 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. “They say Aslan is on the move.” With these whispered words, the seventh chapter of the allegorically Christian novel by C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, […]

Cultural Recusancy in Quotations from Men Whose Names Start with Initials

Weathered Porch

…the spirit of wickedness in high places is now so powerful and many-headed in its incarnations that there seems nothing more to do than personally refuse to worship any of the hydras’ heads. – J. R. R. Tolkien, from a 1969 letter to Amy Ronald The world is trying the experiment of attempting to form […]