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The ring and the cross : Christianity and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: Paul E Kerry
Publisher: Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2011.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Kerry
ISBN: 9781611470642 1611470641 9781611476200 1611476208 9780838642245 0838642241
OCLC Number: 501180610
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : a historiography of Christian approaches to Tolkien's The lord of the rings / Paul E. Kerry --
The pagan Tolkien / Ronald Hutton --
The Christian Tolkien : a response to Ronald Hutton / Nils Ivar Agøy --
Can we still have a pagan Tolkien? : a reply to Nils Ivar Agøy / Ronald Hutton --
The Entwives : investigating the spiritual core of The lord of the rings / Stephen Morillo --
"Like heathen kings" : a religion as palimpsest in Tolkien's fiction / John R. Holmes --
Confronting the world's weirdness : J.R.R. Tolkien's The children of Hùrin / Ralph C. Wood --
Eru erased : the minimalist cosmology of The lord of the rings / Catherine Madsen --
The ring and the cross : how J.R.R. Tolkien became a Christian writer / Chris Mooney --
Redeeming sub-creation / Carson L. Holloway --
Catholic scholar, Catholic sub-creator / Jason Boffetti --
"An age comes on" : J.R.R. Tolkien and the English Catholic sense of history / Michael Tomko --
The lord of the rings and the Catholic understanding of community / Joseph Pearce --
Tracking Catholic influence in The lord of the rings / Paul E. Kerry --
Saintly and distant mothers / Marjorie Burns --
The "last battle" as a Johannine Ragnarök : Tolkien and the universal / Bradley J. Birzer.
Other Titles: Christianity and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christianity and The lord of the rings
Responsibility: edited by Paul E. Kerry.

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As a contribution to a-if not the-polemical area of Tolkien studies, The Ring and the Cross is commendable not only for looking at both sides, but also for reflecting those many shades in between Read more...

 
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