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Summary of chapter 2: Creation’s glory and sacredness


We begin with Chesterton’s sheer amazement that anything at all existed—his creation spirituality. From there we go to Lewis’s passion for the everyday-ness of mundane things (reflected in his fondness for cross-country walking tours) and his imaginative rendering of the Christian story of Creation in books such as Perelandra and the Chronicles of Narnia. Then we move to Tolkien’s reworking of medieval world-sacramentalism into an artistic critique of the modern industrial complex’s wanton destruction of the environment (framed by the creation narrative he presents in the Silmarillion). Continue reading