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Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature and Theology

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This title examines the theological relationship between creation and creativity in the works of J R R Tolkien. It provides a fresh reading of these important themes in Tolkien and highlights the multi-faceted nature of Tolkien's own vivid theology and literary imagination.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Baylor University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Sem
Jul 30, 2016 Sem rated it liked it
Shelves: tolkien
One or two weak essays and one or two that meandered somewhat but, on the whole, a solid collection.
Leslie
Feb 10, 2013 Leslie rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
Tree of Tales is a collection of papers given at a symposium held to mark the 65th anniversary of Tolkien's Andrew Lang Lecture at the University of St. Andrews, a lecture that was later published as the classic essay "On Fairy Stories." The papers discuss Tolkien's Catholicism and its relationship to the world of Middle Earth; his theory of "sub-creation"; the importance (and impending loss) of the literary foundation, particularly the Bible, that is necessary to understanding so much classic l ...more
Leaflet
Aug 02, 2016 Leaflet rated it really liked it
Shelves: tolkien, essays
Several good essays in this collection. I think it's time for me to re-read Tolkien again.
Adam Shaeffer
Dec 19, 2014 Adam Shaeffer rated it really liked it
As with any essay collection, there are standouts and others that are lacking. This collection is good overall and the standouts for me were without doubt those from Trevor Hart, Loren Wilkinson, and Ralph Wood. These three especially are well worth reading though the others also provide good food for thought.
Jeremy
Jun 13, 2014 Jeremy marked it as to-read
Read some or all of Wood's article, probably in Fall 2012. Read Johnson's article on June 13, 2014.

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R. Michael Fox
Oct 28, 2013 R. Michael Fox rated it liked it
Shelves: literary-study
A decent introduction to the subject matter from an academic perspective.
Jenny
Aug 30, 2016 Jenny rated it liked it
*3.5 Stars*

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