This was a way of saying that the authors of the gospels have more importance than Jesus since they are the ones shaping (making up?) the story. Well, J.R.R. Tolkien would have something to say about that, and in fact he did.
Tolkien’s essay, “On Fairy-Stories,” carries within it a truth that lifts up and undergirds not only the truth of the incarnation but shows how it shines with absolute beauty. And the explanation not only speaks to the truth of the person of Jesus Christ, and I am not sure Tolkien was attempting this, but it explains why so many times we see an image of Jesus in the great literary characters like Frodo Baggins.
Tolkien writes of how the real fairy story has a certain turn in which a great joy occurs. He also writes of it as the ‘consolation of the happy ending.’ Tolkien writes:
But the ‘consolation’ of fairy-stories has another aspect than the imaginative satisfaction of ancient desires. Far more important is the Consolation of the Happy Ending. Almost I would venture to assert that all complete fairy-stories must have it. At lest I would say that Tragedy is the true form of Drama, its highest function; but the opposite is true of Fairy-story. Since we do not appear to possess a word that expresses this opposite—I will call it Eucatastrophe. The eucatastrophe tale is the true form of fairy-tale, and its highest function.And then Tolkien adds to this by further defining the fairy-story, calling it “the good catastrophe, the sudden joyous ‘turn’ (for there is no true end to any fairy-tale)” and insisting the joyful turn is unexpected and will not occur again. He also adds that there is sorrow and failure in the story but it simply adds to the joyful turn. That turn, when it comes, according to Tolkien, gives to the reader a great start of joy.
And then Tolkien turns to Jesus. There is much more, but there is this;