J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis expressed a view of science in relation to religion that resonates with the views of many conservative Christians today: an association of modern science with anti-humanist convictions and totalitarian control of nature and human life. However, Kugler argues that Tolkien and Lewis’s view was rooted in personal and scholarly commitments to pre-modern literary worldviews. These were then confirmed by their experience of two world wars, the rise of the welfare state, and the threat of totalitarian barbarism in the first half of the twentieth century. If their world is arguably not ours, need we share their understanding of science and religion?
"Minds of Metal and Wheels: Tolkien and Lewis on Science and Faith,"
Northwestern Review: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: https://nwcommons.nwciowa.edu/northwesternreview/vol3/iss1/5