The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms’ Magic Fairy Tales by G. Ronald Murphy
New York: Oxford University Press, 2000
(189 pages; $29.95, cloth)
reviewed by Dale Nelson
The author’s intention is indicated in his subtitle, but one’s confidence in his capacity as explicator of the stories’ Christian significance, as opposed to some kind of “religious” meaning, is not strong.
One finds phrases such as “the ‘Incarnation’ of the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, as the breath of Adam and ‘the l . . .