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Chesterton and Tolkien as theologians : the fantasy of the real

Author: Alison Milbank
Publisher: London ; New York : T & t clark, 2008. ©2009
Series: T & T Clark theology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes Chesterton''s ''natural theology'' through fairytales seriously as a theological project appropriate to an intellectual attempt to return to faith in a secular age. It argues that Tolkien''s fiction makes sense also as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas and sharing his literary-theological poetics. While much writing on religious fantasy moves quickly to talk about wonder,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Milbank, Alison 1954-
Chesterton and Tolkien as theologians : the fantasy of the real.
London; New York: t & t clark, ©2009
xvi, 184 pages
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; G K Chesterton; J R R Tolkien; Gilbert K Chesterton; John R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Milbank
ISBN: 9780567651358 0567651355 1306843626 9781306843621
OCLC Number: 880457577
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; INTRODUCTION: Fairies, Fusiliers and Thomists; PART 1 Poiesis; CHAPTER 1 Making Strange: The Fantastic; CHAPTER 2 The Grotesque; CHAPTER 3 Paradox and Riddles; PART 2 Praxis; CHAPTER 4 Fairy Economics: Gift-Exchange; CHAPTER 5 Fairy Poetics: Make-Believe; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W
Series Title: T & T Clark theology.
Responsibility: Alison Milbank.

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Takes Chesterton's 'natural theology' through fairytales as a theological project appropriate to an intellectual attempt to return to faith in a secular age. This book argues that Tolkien's fiction  Read more...

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