Religion and fantasy
ven at vvcrane.fsnet.co.uk
Mon Jul 23 22:41:25 EDT 2001
> Orson Scott
> Card and Diane Duane, are, respectively, devoutly Mormon and Catholic.
> Those are two I can think of off the top of my head, but I'm sure there
> are many many others.
Here's a few more:
Catholic: Tim Powers, Gene Wolfe, Patricia Wrede and Tolkien
Anne MacCaffrey, lapsed.
Jewish: David Brin, Jack and Joe Haldeman, Sherri Tepper, Joan
Vinge, Jane Yolen, Lisa Goldstein (have we ever discussed
her books?) and Robert Silverberg
Anglican: (is Episcopalian the same thing?) Marianne Zimmer
Bradley, Madelaine L'Engle, C.S. Lewis, Cordwainer
Smith, George MacDonald
Baptist: Stephen Lawhead and R.Don Hughes. Octavia Butler was
raised Baptist, I believe that is true of Samuel R Delany
also (his grandfather was a Baptist minister).
LDS (Mormon): Zenna Henderson, Orson Scott Card, Elizabeth
Unitarian: Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury (a former baptist) and
Yes, I did a web search, any mistakes aren't mine <g>. Anyone
got a list of Atheists/ agnostics?
Here's an apposite quote from Connie Willis (what exactly is a
She was asked whether her religious affiliation afected her writing:
"I think writers have to tell the truth as they know it. On the other
hand I think every truly religious person is a heretic at heart
because you can't be true to an established agenda. You have to
be true to what you think L'Engle and Lewis are sometimes
apologists for religion rather than writers. i want always to be a
writer and if religion is what has to go so be it. The story is
My head's a shed tonight, so I can't think for myself (or if I can I
can't arrange it in sentences, let alone paragraphs). Thanks for the
topic Georgia, I hope to be with it soon.
magic, if present, can do almost anything
Diana Wynne Jones
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