This is one of my favorite parts in The Return of The King. I am not sure whether it was in the book, as I have not read that part yet (a thing I need to get to), but I do believe that it was somehow due to Tolkien's influence that this part made it into the movie.
It is one of my most sincere beliefs that J.R.R. Tolkien was a Christian. Many of his most famous quotes testify to that fact, as does his life story. Two good reads on this subject are: Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter and The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien. But more about that when “Proof that Tolkien was a Christian #2” is posted. :)
- J.S. Clingman
P.S. I know this is new - so just to let you know: I have decided that it was time that I collected some evidence regarding Tolkien's most obvious Christianity, and this post is the 1st one in the series. So look forward to more. ;)