Pdf ebook: The Philosophy of Tolkien

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Summary: While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien\'s masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its under

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  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • ISBN: 1681495317
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 237
  • Language: English
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Description: While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien's masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure. Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord. Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.


Pdf ebook: Finding God in The Lord of the Rings

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Summary: The bestselling book now revised and updated with new content! Hailed as the most popular and best-loved series of the twentieth century, The Lord of the R

  • Author : Kurt Bruner,Jim Ware
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1496447506
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: The bestselling book now revised and updated with new content! Hailed as the most popular and best-loved series of the twentieth century, The Lord of the Rings trilogy is more than a great story; it’s a reflection of life’s epic quest for all of us. Examining the Christian themes in J. R. R. Tolkien’s masterwork, bestselling authors Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware reveal a rich tapestry of hope, friendship, redemption, and faith in the face of overwhelming odds. More than 200,000 copies sold Includes six new chapters and a discussion guide A helpful resource for personal study, devotions, or group discussion


Pdf ebook: Be Kind to Yourself

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Summary: It's easy to let self-criticism become our default setting. But as we learn to pay attention to what bugs us and identify negative thinking, we can lean in

  • Author : Cindy Bunch
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830846778
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: It's easy to let self-criticism become our default setting. But as we learn to pay attention to what bugs us and identify negative thinking, we can lean into the things that bring us joy. Filled with spiritual practices and creative exercises, this book from spiritual director Cindy Bunch calls us to self-care through greater compassion for ourselves.


Pdf ebook: The Nature of Middle-earth

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Summary: First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjo

  • Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0008387931
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1176
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Description: First ever publication of J.R.R. Tolkien’s final writings on Middle-earth, covering a wide range of subjects and perfect for those who have read and enjoyed The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, Unfinished Tales, and The History of Middle-earth, and want to learn more about Tolkien’s magnificent world.


Pdf ebook: Ents, Elves, and Eriador

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Summary: Many readers drawn into the heroic tales of J. R. R. Tolkien’s imaginary world of Middle-earth have given little conscious thought to the importance of t

  • Author : Matthew T. Dickerson,Jonathan Evans
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813171598
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
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Description: Many readers drawn into the heroic tales of J. R. R. Tolkien’s imaginary world of Middle-earth have given little conscious thought to the importance of the land itself in his stories or to the vital roles played by the flora and fauna of that land. As a result, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion are rarely considered to be works of environmental literature or mentioned together with such authors as John Muir, Rachel Carson, or Aldo Leopold. Tolkien’s works do not express an activist agenda; instead, his environmentalism is expressed in the form of literary fiction. Nonetheless, Tolkien’s vision of nature is as passionate and has had as profound an influence on his readers as that of many contemporary environmental writers. The burgeoning field of agrarianism provides new insights into Tolkien’s view of the natural world and environmental responsibility. In Ents, Elves, and Eriador, Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans show how Tolkien anticipated some of the tenets of modern environmentalism in the imagined world of Middle-earth and the races with which it is peopled. The philosophical foundations that define Tolkien’s environmentalism, as well as the practical outworking of these philosophies, are found throughout his work. Agrarianism is evident in the pastoral lifestyle and sustainable agriculture of the Hobbits, as they harmoniously cultivate the land for food and goods. The Elves practice aesthetic, sustainable horticulture as they shape their forest environs into an elaborate garden. To complete Tolkien’s vision, the Ents of Fangorn Forest represent what Dickerson and Evans label feraculture, which seeks to preserve wilderness in its natural form. Unlike the Entwives, who are described as cultivating food in tame gardens, the Ents risk eventual extinction for their beliefs. These ecological philosophies reflect an aspect of Christian stewardship rooted in Tolkien’s Catholic faith. Dickerson and Evans define it as “stewardship of the kind modeled by Gandalf,” a stewardship that nurtures the land rather than exploiting its life-sustaining capacities to the point of exhaustion. Gandalfian stewardship is at odds with the forces of greed exemplified by Sauron and Saruman, who, with their lust for power, ruin the land they inhabit, serving as a dire warning of what comes to pass when stewardly care is corrupted or ignored. Dickerson and Evans examine Tolkien’s major works as well as his lesser-known stories and essays, comparing his writing to that of the most important naturalists of the past century. A vital contribution to environmental literature and an essential addition to Tolkien scholarship, Ents, Elves, and Eriador offers both Tolkien fans and environmentalists an understanding of Middle-earth that has profound implications for environmental stewardship in the present and the future of our own world.


Pdf ebook: Walking with Bilbo

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Summary: Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues throu

  • Author : Sarah Arthur
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414332726
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: Identifies parallels between the storylines in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Bible, demonstrating how young adults can learn Biblical virtues through the example of the character of Bilbo Baggins in the popular series.


Pdf ebook: "A fundamentally religious and Catholic work" - Who is the saviour in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

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Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5 (A), University of Heidelberg (Anglistics)

  • Author : Natascha Haas
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638257576
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 9
  • Language: English
  • Views: 452
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Description: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5 (A), University of Heidelberg (Anglistics), course: EPG: A Survey of Fantasy Literature, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Tolkien himself wrote in one of his letters: ‘The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put in, or have cut out, practically all references to anything like ‘religion’, to cults or practices, in the imaginary world. For the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.’1 Tolkien was a Catholic to whom religion was a very important part of his life. Considering this background, it seems logical to assume he made religion an important part of his stories, too. But Tolkien states that he deliberately left out religion of the imaginary world and only included it on a meta-level. This means that we will not find direct references to religion or Christianity in The Lord of the Rings, but still Christian ethics and values, maybe as well as myths and stories, can be found on many levels and as parallels to different story- lines. The base of all Christian religion and belief is the person Jesus Christ, who saved all men from death by taking their sins and burdens and eliminating them in his death and resurrection. If Tolkien can call The Lord of the Rings ‘a fundamentally religious and Catholic work’, one could argue that this base of Christian religion has to be found somewhere in his story. In this paper, I would like to discuss if there is anything like a single ‘saviour’-character in The Lord of the Rings, how and by which features one might identify him or her, and which function he or she was given. 1J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 142