Sunday 8 January 2023

How do the Notion Club Papers relate to Romantic Christianity?

Over at the Notion Club Papers blog, I discuss Tolkien's probable assumptions and expectations of the time when the novel was drafted; and how these are so very different from now - some 75 later.

These are related to the relationship between Romanticism and Christianity; Tolkien was proposing an increased Romanticism, by means of a new relationship with Faery; but he was (I think) taking Christianity for granted. 

Therefore, to understand The Notion Club Papers, we need to supply that Christian basis which is nowadays lacking from our culture. 

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