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Tolkien & Lewis

Explore the fundamental characteristics of myth with an emphasis on how myth impacts our lives.


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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. Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & The Quest for Meaning explores the fundamental characteristics of myth with an emphasis on how myth impacts our lives. The hour-long film engages scholars from various spiritual and academic viewpoints while challenging viewers to draw their own conclusions about the meaning of life and the role that mythology and imagination play in determining belief.

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