How do Tolkien scholars view Christopher Tolkien?

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  1. Macro123

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    is Christopher viewed as a an important Tolkien scholar among other scholars?
     
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    I've been curious about this also. I'm gonna give it a bump by posting. I wish someone more knowledgeable on this subject would venture a reply...o_O
     

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    I'm definitely not an expert but I'd assume that Tolkien scholars would hold him pretty high seeing as he put together the Silmarillion and HOME series that we all know and love.
     
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    Ereinion Christopher Tolkien JR Tolkien.
     

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    Thank you EA. I know I'm very thankful for CT and his efforts. Think of the hours and hours we have all enjoyed based on his published works of his father's writings. What a dull world it would be without the Sil and the HoME literature.

    I'm sure, just as in all literary circles there are purists out there who would disagree but I think Tolkien though pragmatic was always more committed to his many fans than to literary critics.