J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia

J R R  Tolkien Encyclopedia
Author : Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 774
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9780415969420
ISBN 13 : 0415969425
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

J R R Tolkien Encyclopedia Book Description:

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

The Good News of the Return of the King

The Good News of the Return of the King
Author : Michael T. Jahosky
Publisher :
Total Pages : 238
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781725263130
ISBN 13 : 1725263130
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good News of the Return of the King Book Description:

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.


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Publisher :
Total Pages : 20
Release : 1977-10-20
ISBN 10 :
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Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ThirdWay Book Description:

Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

A Guide to Middle Earth

A Guide to Middle Earth
Author : Colin Duriez
Publisher : The History Press
Total Pages : 316
Release : 2004-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9780752495620
ISBN 13 : 0752495623
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Middle Earth Book Description:

An illuminating guide to Middle-earth and the man who created it.

Splintered Light

Splintered Light
Author : Verlyn Flieger
Publisher : Kent State University Press
Total Pages : 196
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0873387449
ISBN 13 : 9780873387446
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Splintered Light Book Description:

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.

The Story of the Cosmos

The Story of the Cosmos
Author : Daniel Ray
Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2019-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9780736977371
ISBN 13 : 0736977376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Cosmos Book Description:

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.

Tolkien s Art

Tolkien s Art
Author : Jane Chance
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages : 262
Release : 2001-10-26
ISBN 10 : 0813190207
ISBN 13 : 9780813190204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolkien s Art Book Description:

An incisive reinterpretation of New Deal diplomacy.

A Brief Guide to J R R Tolkien

A Brief Guide to J  R  R  Tolkien
Author : Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN 10 : 9781780338606
ISBN 13 : 1780338600
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief Guide to J R R Tolkien Book Description:

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.

A Companion to J R R Tolkien

A Companion to J  R  R  Tolkien
Author : Stuart D. Lee
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 608
Release : 2020-05-26
ISBN 10 : 9781119656029
ISBN 13 : 1119656028
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to J R R Tolkien Book Description:

This is a complete resource for scholars and students of Tolkien, as well as avid fans, with coverage of his life, work, dominant themes, influences, and the critical reaction to his writing. An in-depth examination of Tolkien’s entire work by a cadre of top scholars Provides up-to-date discussion and analysis of Tolkien’s scholarly and literary works, including his latest posthumous book, The Fall of Arthur, as well as addressing contemporary adaptations, including the new Hobbit films Investigates various themes across his body of work, such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Discusses the impact of his work on art, film, music, gaming, and subsequent generations of fantasy writers

Lord of the Elves and Eldils

Lord of the Elves and Eldils
Author : Richard L. Purtill
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 1586170848
ISBN 13 : 9781586170844
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lord of the Elves and Eldils Book Description:

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