Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Jeff Keuss
First Advisor/Committee Member
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Tolkien, Christianity, fantasy
This project is two-fold. The first section attempts to determine what it is that makes Tolkien’s writing, specifically within The Lord of the Rings, stand out against other Christian fantasy, particularly within modern evangelical culture. The purpose of this is to determine how he uses faith within his fantasy differently, and makes that faith-based writing meaningful to his readers without leaving them feeling preached-at. The second section is an excerpt of my own novel, The Weight of Two Worlds, in which I have attempted to use Tolkien’s methods to incorporate faith in my fantasy writing.
Myers, Danielle, "The Lord of the Rings and The Weight of Two Worlds: An Exploration of Faith in Fantasy" (2014). Honors Projects. 22.
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A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Program.