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The Christian World of The Hobbit

Aleteia - published on 07/02/13 - updated on 06/07/17

In his beloved story “The Hobbit,” J.R.R. Tolkien takes readers into a world unlike any other, yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. Previous guides to Tolkien’s fiction have often made one of two wrong turnings: either they have entirely overlooked the Christian elements or they have claimed to find “Christian” elements everywhere,

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