Tolkien & Lewis: Myth, Imagination & the Quest for Meaning 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.
With insights from several internationally notable scholars of mythology and literature including Dr. Reza Aslan, Dr. Christopher Mitchell, Dr. Verlyn Fleiger, Dr. Tom Shippey, Dr. Roland Hein, Rev. Dr. Michael Ward, Indian teacher Deepti Tewari and the noted quantum physicist Rev. Dr. John Polkinghorne, the hour-long film engages these scholars 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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