Similar Georgian responses to the lessening of traditional belief systems in Western societies from Christopher Dawson and J.R.R. Tolkien

Meredith Austin


This article seeks to explore the turning away from the shock of World War I by two Oxford contemporaries, both experiencing their horror at ever increasing materialism and the loss of the Christian faith. For both it was essential for any spiritual survival, that modern man return to his spiritual heritage, either through fables exploring the patterns of human existence, or through an understanding of the tragedy of lives dominated by materialism.



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