The Christian World of The Hobbit

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142674949X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Reveals the Christian elements that lie at the center of "The Hobbit," explaining how Tolkien incorporated his faith into his classic literary work.

The Spiritual World of the Hobbit

Author: James Stuart Bell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441260587

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Popular Author Helps Readers Discover the Christian Dimension in Tolkien's The Hobbit The huge success of the first of The Hobbit movies has added to Tolkien's already enormous popularity. As fans eagerly await part two of the trilogy, they will be excited to find out all they can about the spiritual themes in the story's mythological world. This book explores good versus evil in Tolkien's writings, the spiritual quest of Bilbo Baggins, the guiding hand of God's providence, and much more. The author specializes in taking complex topics in religion and literature and making them accessible to every reader. A great gift for Tolkien book and movie fans.

On the Shoulders of Hobbits SAMPLER

The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis

Author: Louis Markos

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802486878

Category: Religion

Page: 36

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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from On the Shoulders of Hobbits- The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways. Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.

AN ENCOURAGING THOUGHT

The Christian Worldview in the Writings of J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Donald T. Williams

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 1945757795

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

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Seeking the Lord of Middle Earth

Theological Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien

Author: Jeffrey L. Morrow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532600046

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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J. R. R. Tolkien, the beloved author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, brings to his work a great treasure--his Christian faith. Tolkien's literary works are so popular in part because, in some sense, they pertain to the real world. This present volume is an attempt to understand better the deep Christian influences on his work but also to explore the relevance of Tolkien's work for theology today. After examining Tolkien's fiction in order better to appreciate Christian influences, this volume takes a closer look at Tolkien's theology of fantasy, his response to the more skeptical origins of religion research, and applies his work to contemporary questions about method in biblical studies. Tolkien's Christianity informed all he wrote. Moreover, his own theology of fantasy holds great promise for contemporary theology.

On the Shoulders of Hobbits

The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis

Author: Louis Markos

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575678543

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3234

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The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways. Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.

The Riddles of The Hobbit

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137373652

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Riddles have lost none of their power over us: we are as fascinated by mysteries, from sudoko to whodunnits, from jokes to philosophical conundrums. The Hobbit is a book threaded through with riddles; most obviously in its central 'Riddles in the Dark' chapter, but everywhere else too—what does 'Good Morning' mean? What is a burrahobbit? How many versions of the Hobbit are there? What is the buried secret in the nine riddles Bilbo and Gollum swap between one another? What are Ents? Dragons? Wizards? What is the magic of the magic ring? All these questions, and more, are answered in The Riddles of The Hobbit, the first critical engagement with Tolkien's great novel to take 'the riddle' seriously as a key structuring principle of the novel. Riddles are more than a diverting pastime; they are expressive and beguiling rebuses that touch on larger mysteries, powerful questions and paradoxes also embodied in the Catholicism that informed so much of Tolkien's imaginative life. Ringing widely across Tolkien's creative life, The Riddles of The Hobbit explores the importance of riddles to the Anglo Saxon and Norse cultures that inspired him, and discusses scores of riddles offering (usually) more than one answer for each. This is a critical study of the playful aspect of a great writer that takes his playfulness seriously; it explores and embodies ingenuity; and comes to some original and—on occasion—startling new conclusions.

Der Fall von Gondolin

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115110

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ – eine der drei Großen Geschichten des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde Zwei der größten Mächte Mittelerdes stehen sich in ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ gegenüber: Auf der einen Seite Morgoth, die Verkörperung des Bösen und auf der anderen Ulmo, der Herr der Meere, Seen und Flüsse unter dem Himmel. Im Zentrum ihres Konflikts steht die verborgene Elben-Stadt Gondolin. Turgon, König von Gondolin, wird von Morgoth mehr als alles andere gehasst. Seit Langem versucht der dunkle Herrscher, Gondolin zu finden und zu zerstören, aber vergeblich. In diese Welt kommt Tuor und wird zum Werkzeug von Ulmos Plan. Von ihm geleitet, macht sich Tuor auf den gefahrvollen Weg nach Gondolin und gelangt in die verborgene Stadt. Dort heiratet er Idril, die Tochter Turgons; ihr Sohn ist Earendil, dem es vorherbestimmst ist, einmal der berühmteste Seefahrer des Ersten Zeitalters zu werden. Durch einen gemeinen Verräter erfährt Morgoth, wie er einen vernichtenden Angriff gegen die Stadt führen kann, mit Balrogs, Drachen und zahllosen Orks. Das Verhängnis nimmt seinen Lauf. Christopher Tolkien verwendet in dieser Ausgabe eine vergleichbare Darstellung der Entwicklung der Geschichte wie bei ›Beren und Lúthien‹. Für J.R.R. Tolkien war ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ »die erste richtige Geschichte aus dieser imaginären Welt«, und wie ›Beren und Lúthien‹ und ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ zählte er sie zu den drei ›Großen Geschichten‹ des Ersten Zeitalters von Mittelerde. ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹ wurde von Christopher Tolkien herausgegeben und bildet den Abschluss der drei großen Geschichten, die 2007 mit ›Die Kinder Húrins‹ begonnen und 2017 mit ›Beren und Lúthien‹ fortgesetzt wurde. Dieser neue Band enthält zahlreiche Farbtafeln des berühmten Tolkien-Künstlers Alan Lee. Weltweiter Erscheinungstermin von ›Der Fall von Gondolin‹: 30. August 2018

The World of the Rings

Language, Religion, and Adventure in Tolkien

Author: Jared Lobdell

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812695694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 139

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In this detailed look at The Lord of the Rings, author Jared Lobdell examines J. R. R. Tolkien's methods and worldview by following the thread of three influences: the science of philology, Roman Catholic theology, and the Edwardian adventure story. Tolkien's knowledge of Germanic and Celtic languages helps explain his use of period linguistics as well as his skill at coining memorable names. The author explores the Christian/Catholic underpinnings of the Rings series, with emphasis on the question of whether the books are set before the Fall of Man. This fascinating look at Tolkien's creative process is a must-have for all Lord of the Rings and Tolkien fans.

Finding God in the Hobbit

Author: Jim Ware

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414305967

Category: Religion

Page: 177

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Indulges readers with an exploration of the spiritual significance of J.R.R. Tolkien's famous children's classic.

Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte

Roman

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906548

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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"Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte" ist der Auftaktband zu Philip Reeves monumentaler Fantasyserie voller Luftschiffe und Piraten, Kopfgeldjäger und Aeronauten – und fahrender Städte. Niemand hatte mit einem Attentat gerechnet. Als das Mädchen mit dem Tuch vor dem Gesicht ein Messer zückt, um den Obersten Historiker Londons, Thaddeus Valentine, umzubringen, kann ihm der junge Gehilfe Tom in letzter Sekunde das Leben retten. Er verfolgt das Mädchen, das jedoch durch einen Entsorgungsschacht in die Außenlande entkommt. Dass Valentine, statt seinem Retter zu danken, den Jungen gleich mit hinausstößt, konnte ebenfalls beim besten Willen keiner ahnen ... Damit beginnt Toms abenteuerliche Odyssee durch die Großen Jagdgründe zurück nach London. Begleitet wird er von der unbeirrbaren Hester Shaw, die fest entschlossen ist, den Mord an ihren Eltern zu rächen. Sie treffen auf Sklavenhändler und Piraten, werden von einem halbmenschlichen Kopfgeldjäger verfolgt und von einer Aeronautin namens Anna Fang gerettet. Und all das, während Valentine plant, mittels einer Superwaffe aus dem Sechzig-Minuten-Krieg die Feinde der fahrenden Städte zu vernichten ... Für Leser von Philip Pullman oder J.R.R. Tolkien und Fans von Peter Jackson. "Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte" ist der erste Band des „Mortal Engines“-Quartetts Band 2: Mortal Engines – Jagd durchs Eis Band 3: Mortal Engines – Der Grüne Sturm Band 4: Mortal Engines – Die verlorene Stadt

Bilbo's Journey

Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit

Author: Joseph Pearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618900586

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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"In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit.

A Hobbit Journey

Discovering the Enchantment of J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth

Author: Matthew Dickerson

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441240322

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible. In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.