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This Sunday's Service:

Fantasy Literature & Creative Spirituality: Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and You

Speaker: Philip Martin

Sunday, August 30

One Service and Religious Education at 10 a.m.

“All stories teach, whether the storyteller intends them to or not. They teach the world we create. They teach the morality we live by.” – Philip Pullman, author of The Golden Compass. Fantasy literature does this especially well. It’s remarkable to see the rise in fantasy lit in the 21st century, from Harry Potter on. Is this escapist? Or is it possible it’s a way to deal with complex issues more deeply and creatively? Perhaps this is especially appropriate to understand as Unitarian Universalists, where we’ve long sought to creep past the dragons of dogma to envision a better world. Fantasy literature provides outstanding tools for the imagination, to use in our daily lives and as spiritual touchstones. Let’s explore why.

Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director

 

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