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978-1-882926-84-8 / 9781882926848

J R R Tolkiens Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle Earth

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Publisher:Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Peter Jacksons 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 Tolkiens influential works. Bradley Birzer has remedied that with his fresh study, J. R. R. Tolkiens Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth. In it, Birzer explicates the religious symbolism and significance of Tolkiens 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 sophisticatedand appealingsocial and ethical worldview.

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