The narrative of the published Silmarillion had been largely fixed from its first emergence in The Book of Lost Tales; it tells the story of Tolkien's invented universe from its creation by the One divine being (Eru or Ilu ́vatar) with ...
Author: Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature
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Author: Michael T. Jahosky
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.
Critique John Pridmore THE SILMARILLION J. R. R. Tolkien Allen and Unwin, 365pp., £4.95 I have a friend who claims that his life was saved by hobbits. I am not sure I disbelieve him. Tolkien himself taught that the reading of fantasy ...
Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.
Volumes 1–5 and 9–12 of this contain the material of the evolving “Silmarillion” corpus, in editions that are less accessible, but much more informative, than the 1977 text. After the conclusion of the series in 1996, it was for the ...
Author: Stuart D. Lee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Literary Criticism
The new edition of the definitive academic companion to Tolkien’s life and literature A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien provides readers with an in-depth examination of the author’s life and works, covering Tolkien’s fiction and mythology, his academic writing, and his continuing impact on contemporary literature and culture. Presenting forty-one essays by a panel of leading scholars, the Companion analyzes prevailing themes found in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, posthumous publications such as The Silmarillion and The Fall of Arthur, lesser-known fiction and poetry, literary essays, and more. This second edition of the Companion remains the most complete and up-to-date resource of its kind, encompassing new Tolkien publications, original scholarship, The Hobbit film adaptations, and the biographical drama Tolkien. Five entirely new essays discuss the history of fantasy literature, the influence of classical mythology on Tolkien, folklore and fairytales, diversity, and Tolkien fandom. This Companion also: Explores Tolkien’s impact on art, film, music, gaming, and later generations of fantasy fiction writers Discusses themes such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Presents a detailed overview of Tolkien’s legendarium, including Middle-earth mythology and invented languages and writing systems Includes a brief chronology of Tolkien’s works and life, further reading suggestions, and end-of-chapter bibliographies A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone formally studying or teaching Tolkien in academic settings, and an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in Tolkien’s works or fans of the films wanting to discover more.
The condensed, summary nature of much of the published The Silmarillion presents difficulties for many readers. This difficulty is compounded by the plethora of unfamiliar names. When J.E.A. Tyler updated his Tolkien Companion to ...
Author: Colin Duriez
Publisher: The History Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An illuminating guide to Middle-earth and the man who created it.
body of scholarship is beginning to accrue for The Silmarillion , critical opinion seems still to be weighted in favor of The Lord of the Rings . One of the most acute and perceptive of Tolkien scholars , T. A. Shippey , himself a ...
Author: Verlyn Flieger
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.
Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe What do you see when you gaze at the night sky? Do you contemplate the stars as the random result of an evolutionary process? Or do you marvel over them as a testament of the Creator’s glory? Modern science has popularized a view of the cosmos that suggests there is no need for God and denies any evidence of His existence. But The Story of the Cosmos provides a different—and fascinating—perspective. It points to a God who makes Himself known in the wonder and beauty of His creation. This compilation from respected scholars and experts spans topics from “The Mathematical Creation and the Image of God” to “The Glorious Dance of Binary Stars” and “God’s Invisible Attributes—Black Holes.” Contributors include Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez, Dr. Melissa Cain Travis, and Dr. Michael Ward. Come, take a deeper look at the universe…and explore the traces of God’s glory in the latest discoveries of astronomy, science, literature, and art.
Silmarillion , ” in Diakonia : Studies in Honor of Robert T. Meyer , ed . Thomas Halton and Joseph P. Williman ( Washington , D.C .: Catholic University of America Press , 1986 ) , pp . 127–33 . Flieger also focuses on the language of ...
Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Category: Political Science
An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.
He had also presented Unwin with what he considered to be his masterwork, The Silmarillion, several times. Plainly, Unwin was not keen to publish it and Tolkien feared that The Lordofthe Rings was not comprehensible without it.
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A very readable overview of Tolkien and his work, incorporating a brief biography, an examination of the books and a look at the process of filming his work, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings saga. It explores how Tolkien's background as a medievalist and linguist informed the languages of Middle-earth, the influence of his Catholicism and Tolkien's legacy in fantasy. A timely book to coincide with the first of Peter Jackson's two keenly awaited Hobbit films.
Epilogue to Chapter 6 : The Silmarillion Since this book was first written , several books have been published that cast further light on Tolkien's ideas and on his fiction . Most important of these is the posthumous collection of ...
Author: Richard L. Purtill
Publisher: Ignatius Press
A fascinating look at the fantasy and philosophy of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien. The two men were friends and fellow professors at Oxford, renowned Christian thinkers who both "found it necessary to create for the purposes of their fiction other worlds--not utopias or dystopias, but different worlds." "The great importance of [Lewis and Tolkien] is that they have succeeded in restating certain traditional values--in a way that they make an imaginative appeal to a very wide audience, young and old, traditionalist and non-traditionalist." --Richard Purtill, Author, J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality, and Religion