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J.R.R. Tolkien's sanctifying myth : understanding Middle-Earth

Author: Bradley J Birzer
Publisher: [Wilmington, Del.] : ISI Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Peter Jackson's film version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the accompanying proliferation of Rings-related paraphernalia, has once again brought the work of J.R.R. Tolkien to a popular audience. There are, however, few full and accessible treatments of the religious vision permeating Tolkien's influential works. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with his fresh study, J.R.R. Tolkien's sanctifying Myth:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Birzer, Bradley J., 1967-
J.R.R. Tolkien's sanctifying myth.
[Wilmington, Del.] : ISI Books, 2002
(OCoLC)692527405
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley J Birzer
ISBN: 1882926846 9781882926848
OCLC Number: 51574213
Description: xxvi, 219 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Joseph Pearce --
Preface --
Introduction --
The life and work of J.R.R. Tolkien --
Myth and sub-creation --
The created order --
Heroism --
The nature of evil --
Middle-earth and modernity --
Conclusion : The nature of grace proclaimed. Foreword / Joseph Pearce --
The Life and Work of J.R.R. Tolkien --
Myth and Sub-creation --
The Created Order --
Heroism --
The Nature of Evil --
Middle-earth and Modernity --
Conclusion: The Nature of Grace Proclaimed.
Responsibility: by Bradley J. Birzer ; with a foreword by Joseph Pearce.

Abstract:

Peter Jackson's film version of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and the accompanying proliferation of Rings-related paraphernalia, has once again brought the work of J.R.R. Tolkien to a popular audience. There are, however, few full and accessible treatments of the religious vision permeating Tolkien's influential works. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with his fresh study, J.R.R. Tolkien's sanctifying Myth: understanding Middle-earth. In it Birzer explicates the religious symbolism and significance of Tolkien's Middle-earth stories. More broadly, Birzer situates Tolkien within the Christian humanist tradition represented by Thomas More and T.S. Eliot, Dante and C.S. Lewis. He argues that through the genre of myth Tolkien is able to provide a sophisticated--and appealing--social and ethical world view.

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