Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature and Theology
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Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature and Theology

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This work examines the theological relationship between creation and creativity in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It does so by bringing together a synthesis of various disciplines and perspectives to the creativity of J.R.R. Tolkien. Hart and Khovacs provide a fresh reading of these important themes in Tolkien, and the result captures the multifaceted nature of Tolkien's ow...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Baylor University Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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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
Mike Fox
A decent introduction to the subject matter from an academic perspective.
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