Melissa Schubert begins her discussion with a brief overview of the life of  J.R.R. Tolkien. She then focuses on Tolkien’s poem   Mythopoeia and his defense of myth. Melissa highlights how Tolkien believed that myths are important because they are a form of creativity that reflect the first Creator. She continues by explaining how Tolkien viewed the structure of myths as a parallel to the joy and redemption that is found in Christianity.

This Table Talk is from the Inklings: Spirit and Story in 20th Century England series.

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