Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Three Lord of the Rings notes and queries: Frodo's coma, Frodo's overseas destination, and another possible source of the elvish strain in Men

I have done three short posts on possible 'anomalies' in The Lord of the Rings at The Notion Club Papers blog - all of which invite speculative responses. 

One is about Frodo and Sam enjoying an unfeasibly-long sleep after destroying the ring, another about the destination of Frodo and Bilbo from the Grey Havens; and another about the fate of Elrond's sons


1 comment:

KatM said...

"Because this amounts to a refusal of personal responsibility for our own salvation..."

This reminds me of a quote from the late Dallas Willard, an American christian philosopher:

"Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action."-D. Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship

Many Christians think that grace is enough, and that no effort needs to be done beyond sitting in pews, passively absorbing information while doing rote rituals and prayers. On the contrary, our salvation is a process that requires active participation through various spiritual disciplines (hence the word disciple).

"Work out your salvation...for it is God who is at work in you..." Phil. 2:12