Foolishness and Faith in 1978's The Lord of the Rings

Sarah Welch-Larson

Sarah Welch-Larson
August 17, 2022

In Ralph Bakshi’s animated adaptation, the hobbits are kindred spirits with the members of the early church.

Mercedes Welch
August 18, 2022

This, this is everything: “Frodo couldn’t complete his quest on his own; Bakshi couldn’t complete his film; we cannot bring about our own salvation. But God works in the grace notes to redeem our foolish messes, transforming them into a story worth telling, again and again.“

Thank you Sarah for sharing your gift of language!

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