Tag Archives: J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Atlas Of Middle Earth

The Atlas Of Middle Earth, by Karen Wynn Fonstad In the lengthy introduction to this book, the author comments about how much in-demand an updated and revised and paperback version of this book had been in demand from the time … Continue reading

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There And Back Again

While doing some online reading [1], as I am prone to do from time to time [2], I came across an article that discussed literary cartography, beginning with its context in the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien [3].  In its original … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fellowship: The Literary Lives Of The Inklings

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives Of The Inklines, by Philip & Carol Zaleski This ambitions book, coming in at more than 500 pages of text and ample endnotes that demonstrate the authors’ command of the sources of the Inklings’ goings … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, And A Great War

A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, And A Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, And Heroism In The Cataclysm Of 1914-1918, by Joseph Loconte At the end of this remarkable book, the author speaks about the bravery … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding God In The Lord Of The Rings

Finding God In The Lord Of The Rings, by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware Like its companion volume on Finding God In The Hobbit, this volume is short and seeks to demonstrate the moral intent and worldview behind Tolkien’s classic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding God In The Hobbit

Finding God In The Hobbit, by Jim Ware This book is fairly slim, coming in at around 200 relatively small pages if one includes its introduction. Yet, for its small size, much like a hobbit in fact, it is a … Continue reading

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A Desolate Transition

Today I happened to watch The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, and I found some elements of the movie to be noteworthy, noteworthy enough to at least provide the movie with some personal relevance. I would like to discuss that … Continue reading

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Catastrophe and Eucatastrophe

J.R.R. Tolkien, the justly famous British scholar and fantasy author, invented the term eucatastrophe to refer to the redemption present in the greatest stories of humanity as well as the Gospel.  A eucatastrophe is a happy ending that honestly faces … Continue reading

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