Tolkien and Technology

Here is a really interesting article by Alan Jacobs on J.R.R. Tolkien’s view of the modern world, power, domination, and technology. The Christian reaction to technology is usually one of unthinking acceptance or thoughtful rejection (which is a great minority, but, hey, we are in Lancaster County). I am worried (greatly) about modern Christianity’s unthinking acceptance, but believe the answer the thoughts need some more parsing. It is an interesting article:

Fall, Morality and the Machine: Tolkien and Technology


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