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More than Good and Evil: How Fairy Tales Teach Christian Humility

Doxacon 2019

Doxacon was founded in 2013 by Daniel Silver and Father David Subu from the Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, VA. Their mission is to create a place where fans of the genres of science fiction and fantasy can explore where those genres intersect with their faith. This years event was held at St. George Orthodox Church in Bethesda, Maryland, November 1-2, 2019.

November 2019

More than Good and Evil: How Fairy Tales Teach Christian Humility

If fairy tales are about good conquering evil, why do they so often seem unjust? Why shouldn’t Rumpelstiltskin get his wages? Why should Hansel and Gretel’s father get to share their jewels? Fairy tales remind us that good and evil play out within a messy and unsatisfactory world. They caution us not just against the forest, but against ourselves. It’s a reminder we modern readers desperately need.

Anna Mussmann is a wife, mother, former teacher, and writer for The Federalist. She spends a lot of time reading books and then trying to get other people to want to read them, too. She especially thinks you should read fairy tales and she is happy to tell you why.

November 29, 2019 Length: 45:58


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