The Gospel According to Tolkien

The Gospel According to Tolkien

Author: Ralph C. Wood

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664234666

Category: Christian ethics in literature

Page: 169

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Categories: Christian ethics in literature

Tolkien s Art

Tolkien s Art

An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.

Author: Jane Chance

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813190207

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

View: 744

An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.
Categories: Political Science

J R R Tolkien

J R R  Tolkien

Analyzes Tolkien's "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Silmarillion," and his lesser works, and explains how his works tie into storytelling tradition dating back to Grimms' fairy tales and "Beowulf."

Author: T. A. Shippey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618257594

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 347

View: 122

Analyzes Tolkien's "The Hobbit," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Silmarillion," and his lesser works, and explains how his works tie into storytelling tradition dating back to Grimms' fairy tales and "Beowulf."
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Gospel According to the Simpsons

The Gospel According to the Simpsons

The Spiritual Life of the World's Most Animated Family Mark I. Pinsky ... The
Gospel According to Tolkien Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth Ralph C.
Wood ISBN: 0-664-22610-8 $14.95 (Canada $2 3) "An excellent companion to
The Lord ...

Author: Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664224199

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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Examines the treatment of religion and spirituality in the animated television series, including its depiction of God, Jesus, heaven, hell, and prayer in chapters devoted to Homer, Lisa, Ned, Reverend Lovejoy, Krusty, and Apu.
Categories: Religion

Living Traditions

Living Traditions

Protestant and Catholic response to The Lord of the Rings speaks less of
differences than of mutual meeting of spiritual legacies that may yet together
recapture Tolkien's two great eucatastrophes in words spoken and written.

Author: Kimberlynn McNabb

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532659812

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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How has the Christian movement grown and changed in the last five hundred years? From Luther to Tillich and the Virgin Mary, from Protestant initiatives and Catholic dialogues, from Charles Taylor to progressive Christianity, this book runs the gamut. The urgency of ecology, the sacramentality of foot-washing, the complexities of biblical interpretation, the theology of the cross, and the ongoing work of reformation are all under the microscope. A distinctively ecumenical project, this book presents a variety of perspectives on these pressing questions, drawing together authors from the Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, United Church of Canada traditions, and more. Each contributor provides unique insights into Christianity's ongoing processes of re-forming as contexts and circumstances change. Readers will find resonances of the familiar interwoven with new research about the project of ecumenical Christianity.
Categories: Religion

Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

This absorbing guide to the mind behind Middle-earth will introduce or remind readers of the abundance that exists in Tolkien's thought and imagination.

Author: Colin Duriez

Publisher: Hidden Spring

ISBN: 1587680173

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 262

This absorbing guide to the mind behind Middle-earth will introduce or remind readers of the abundance that exists in Tolkien's thought and imagination.
Categories: Fiction

The Gospel According to Superheroes

The Gospel According to Superheroes

and fantasy . During their heyday C . S . Lewis and J . R . R . Tolkien led a group
of writers and other creative types in frequent discussions and fellowship called
the Inklings . They were marked by their devout Christian faith and a sincere love
 ...

Author: B. J. Oropeza

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820474223

Category: Religion

Page: 295

View: 380

And 1970s, and the dark and violent creatures who embody the pre- and post-millennial crises of faith. Lavishly illustrated, the articles come to startling conclusions about what we have really been reading under the covers with flashlights for generations. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Religion

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

The Gospel According to Harry Potter

Dubious distinctions are being made between the works of C. S. Lewis and
J. R. R. Tolkien, as opposed to those of J. K. Rowling. The most basic is the
suggestion that since Tolkien and Lewis were openly Christian and admitted that
their faith ...

Author: Connie W. Neal

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664226019

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 448

Contrary to those who reject the Harry Potter books as a threat to Christian faith, Neal demonstrates how the lessons in these books reinforce the central messages of the Bible.
Categories: Religion

The Good News of the Return of the King

The Good News of the Return of the King

In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king.

Author: Michael T. Jahosky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725263147

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the "veil of familiarity" that obscures the gospel for many.
Categories: Religion

Master of Middle earth

Master of Middle earth

A literary study of Tolkien's famous trilogy and other works of Middle-earth examines the author's inspirations and reasons behind his creations, placing his characters within a relevant context of morality and social order. Reprint.

Author: Paul Harold Kocher

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: UCSC:32106017445674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 825

A literary study of Tolkien's famous trilogy and other works of Middle-earth examines the author's inspirations and reasons behind his creations, placing his characters within a relevant context of morality and social order. Reprint.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The One Year Devotions for People of Purpose

The One Year Devotions for People of Purpose

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO TOLKIEN TO READ : 2 CORINTHIANS 12 : 5 -
10 My grace is sufficient for you , for my power is made perfect in weakness . 2
Corinthians 12 : 9 The worldwide popularity of the Lord of the Rings films reminds
us ...

Author: Charles W. Colson

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 1414312989

Category: Religion

Page: 731

View: 829

Today's world moves at sometimes a maddening and confusing pace. We all need time each day to focus on what's important—what truly matters in light of eternity, what will make an impact on this world. In this One Year devotional, Charles Colson helps us all become people of purpose, day in and day out. When we, as Christians, become focused on God's clear call to be light in this world, we together can make a difference in all arenas of life—from science to politics, from the arts to mass media. The book in brief: Daily words of wisdom Action-oriented devotions Covers hot topics from politics to media to science
Categories: Religion

Tolkien Studies

Tolkien Studies

Fisher , Matthew A. Rev. of J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth : Understanding
Middle - earth , by Bradley J. Birzer . Seven 24 ( 2007 ) : 112-114 . Rev. of The
Gospel According to Tolkien : Visions of the Kingdom in Middleearth , by Ralph C
.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105211721910

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Categories: Electronic journals

Tolkien on Film

Tolkien on Film

Ralph C. Wood Author of The Gospel According to Tolkien Happily there's
something for everyone . Whether you love the films or loathe them or find
yourself somewhere along the sliding scale in between , you will find well -
argued essays ...

Author: Janet Brennan Croft

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002438062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

View: 140

Categories: Literary Criticism

Tolkien a Celebration

Tolkien  a Celebration

Fourteen writers contributed to this insightful work on Tolkien, and it will be much-treasured by those who regard him as a literary hero. - Publisher.

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher:

ISBN: 0898708664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 947

Anticipating the great amount of interest in Tolkien's writings due in part to the major theatrical movie release on his classic The Lord of the Rings, this highly readable collection of writings celebrates J.R.R.Tolkien's great literary legacy and the spiritual values that undergird his imaginary Middle-earth. Tolkien: A Celebration includes personal recollections by George Sayer and Walter Hooper, and many fascinating pieces by authors such as James Schall, S.J., Stratford Caldecott and Stephen Lawhead, exploring the threads of inspiration and purpose in his major works. These dip into subjects such as The Sense of Time in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien: Master of Middle-earth, and Tolkien, Lewis and Christian Myth. Fourteen writers contributed to this insightful work on Tolkien, and it will be much-treasured by those who regard him as a literary hero. - Publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Common Review

The Common Review

Act now and receive a set of embossed note cards with a three - issue
subscription for $ 20 . ... This year ' s dubious crop includes The Gospel
According to Tolkien : Visions of the Kingdom in Middle - earth and The Origins of
Tolkien ' s Middle ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000092617517

Category: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

Page:

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Categories: Book clubs (Discussion groups)

J R R Tolkien

J R R  Tolkien

Dense little book . READY , WILLIAM . The Tolkien Relation . Chicago : Regnery ,
1968 . Also published as Understanding Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings . New
York : Paperback Library , 1969. The first booklength study of Tolkien .

Author: Deborah Webster Rogers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076006468578

Category: Fantasy literature, English

Page: 164

View: 710

Categories: Fantasy literature, English

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

100 Most Popular Genre Fiction Authors

eenJohnson , Judith A . J . R . R . Tolkien : Six Decades of Criticism . Westport ,
CT : Greenwood Press , 1986 . Kaufman , Roger . “ Lord of the Rings taps a gay
archetype . ” The Gay ... Wood , Ralph . The Gospel According to Tolkien .

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114121044

Category: Education

Page: 593

View: 299

Provides alphabetically-arranged, biographical entries of favorite contemporary writers of fiction, including Maeve Binchy, Michael Crichton, and Anne Rice, and presents insights on the creative process from each individual.
Categories: Education

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One need be neither a great scholar nor a great wizard to know that we have not
heard the last of young Harry Potter . ... Ralph C. Wood , The Gospel according to
Tolkien : Visions of the Kingdom in Middle - Earth ( Westminster : John Knox ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000054513006

Category: Humanities

Page:

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Categories: Humanities

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

The Gospel According to Luke - which contains the account of Satan tempting
Jesus in the desert ( 4 : 1 - 13 ) – shows how evil infects people through varying
degrees of temptation , starting at the level of basic human needs for survival and
 ...

Author: Anne C. Petty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061101229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 267

Petty explores why J.R.R. Tolkien's works continue to resonate with new generations of readers as she reveals the underlying themes of his timeless classics. Illustrations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Ravenclaw Chronicles

The Ravenclaw Chronicles

name of the society), Emmeline Pankhurst (British suffragette and an early
member of the Fabian Society). ▫ J. R. R. Tolkien allusions/influences: Rowling
has said that she read The Lord of the Rings as a teenager and that any
similarities ...

Author: Corbin Fowler

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865982

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 384

What if there is much more to the Harry Potter saga than a simple tale of adventure and fantasy for kids? “Yes, there is much more,” is the guiding premise of the annual, academic gatherings at Edinboro University known as The Ravenclaw Conferences. Since 2011, faculty and students have met in Edinboro to deliver papers and discuss the many intellectual and ethical issues raised in this story of an orphan boy’s journey from being a nobody to becoming the Chosen One of prophecy. In The Ravenclaw Chronicles, the reader will find select articles developed from these conferences, most from professors, but a few from student presenters. There is even one original short story of Harry Potter fan fiction. These reflections come from diverse perspectives: namely, philosophy, history, English literature, media studies, and world languages.
Categories: Performing Arts