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Taylor, and it is usually possible to enjoy his almost thuggish, crustily expressed partiality.
Lewis; Robert Murray's revelation that Tolkien lamented the failure of the Goths to be converted to Trinitarian Christianity, thus confining much of ancient Germanic faith to Arianism rather than orthodoxy; Kenneth Craven's crustily reactionary essay on good and evil in Tolkien; as well as Ricardo Irigaray's discussion of the teleological dynamism in Tolkien that turns destiny into providence.