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Book Review: Tolkien And The Great War

Tolkien And The Great War:  The Threshold Of Middle-Earth, by John Garth This particular book will remind its readers about the focus of the recent movie on Tolkien [1] that focused its attention on the TCBS and Tolkien’s school-age friends, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien

Tolkien:  How An Obscure Oxford Professor Wrote The Hobbit And Became The Most Beloved Author Of The Century, by Devin Brown In reading this book I am reminded that there are a great many people who might want to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues

Tolkien’s Ordinary Virtues:  Exploring The Spiritual Themes Of The Lord Of The Rings, by Mark Eddy Smith This book is a classic example of a secondary work whose whole reason for being depends on the primary existence and popularity of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tolkien And C.S. Lewis: The Gift Of Friendship

Tolkien And C.S. Lewis:  The Gift Of Friendship, by Colin Duriez There are not nearly enough books that have been written about the subject of friendship.  This particular book seeks to look at two particularly famous and illustrious friends who … Continue reading

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On The Creation Of Languages

One of the aspects of human creativity that deserves more attention is the way that languages can be created.  While the evolution of languages has been viewed by some [1] as an undirected evolution that demonstrates the feasibility of evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies

The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies, by Greg Harvey As someone who has read a few books in this particular series [1], and other series like it, I often ponder whether such a book like this is necessary.  I … Continue reading

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Imitatio Imitatio Dei In Leaf By Niggle

It is one thing to ponder the question of human beings imitating God through their creativity, but in his poignant and touching short story “Leaf By Niggle,” Tolkien manages to ponder the question of how our creations in this world … Continue reading

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Imitatio Dei In Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories

One of the underrated writings of J.R.R. Tolkien is his critical essay “On Fairy-Stories” where he discusses why fairy stories have tremendous worth for adults.  One of the thematically important aspects of this discussion is his writing on subcreation, which … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tolkien

This film was made for those who know a lot about Tolkien’s writings but don’t know a lot about his faith.  When watching this movie I kept on waiting for C.S. Lewis to show up, given the importance that he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poems And Stories (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Poems And Stories, by J.R.R. Tolkien Admittedly, I had read most of these materials before in other works and while I found them perfectly alright, I was unsure if reading them again would be a bit of a letdown.  In … Continue reading

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