The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-Earth

Westminster John Knox Press, 2003 - 169 pages

Readers have repeatedly called The Lord of the Rings the most important book of our age--absorbing all 1,500 of its pages with an almost fanatical interest and seeing the Peter Jackson movies in unprecedented numbers. Readers from ages 8 to 80 keep turning to Tolkien because here, in this magical kingdom, they are immersed in depth after depth of significance and meaning--perceiving the Hope that can be found amidst despair, the Charity that overcomes vengeance, and the Faith that springs from the strange power of weakness. The Gospel According to Tolkien examines biblical and Christian themes that are found in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Follow Ralph Wood as he takes us through the theological depths of Tolkien's literary legacy.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Cassandra -

I loved this book! I already knew that Tolkien had included Christian elements in his writings, but I there were some mentioned in this book that I had not even thought of before. It was definitely worth reading. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Seamatron -

I found this book both informative and entertaining. It is obvious the author has read all the Tolkien books and has many thoughtful insights to impart. I would have given the book a rating of 5 on ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Ralph C. Wood is Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of several books.

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