Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

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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Book Review: The Roots Of The Mountains

The Roots Of The Mountains:  Wherein It Is Told Somewhat OF The Lives Of The Men Of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbors Their Foemen And Their Fellows In Arms by William Morris It is telling and altogether appropriate that this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Harry Potter, Narnia, And The Lord Of The Rings: What You Need To Know About Fantasy Books And Movies

Harry Potter, Narnia, And The Lord Of The Rings:  What You Need To Know About Fantasy Books And Movies, by Richard Abanes If you know going into it that this book is written from the point of view of an … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of Gondolin

The Fall Of Gondolin, by J.R.R. Tolkien It is striking that such an important subject in the lore of the Silmarillion was only explored once.  For all of Tolkien’s voluminous writing, he only ended up inside the city of Gondolin … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall Of Arthur

The Fall Of Arthur, by J.R.R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien I must admit that while I liked this book a great deal, reading this book made me ponder something about the way that the fragmentary writings of the dead … Continue reading

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