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The Ring and the Cross by Paul E. Kerry
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Oct 02, 2013

really liked it

I think the multiple viewpoints (both pagan and Christian)are very interesting. Reading this book made me realize that Chesterton and Belloc had influenced Tolkien as a young man. Tolkien's myth confronts the Scientism and Capitalistic/Socialistic dualism of the modern world.
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Bradley J. Birzer
“Deeply rooted in the universalist Western tradition of the Stoics and the the early medieval Christians, Tolkien created a myth to explore the nature of the human person against the avaricious dreams of the capitalists and the diabolical schemes of the national and international socialists, all of whom would replace God with man.”
Bradley J. Birzer, The Ring and the Cross: Christianity and the Lord of the Rings


Reading Progress

October 2, 2013 – Started Reading
October 2, 2013 – Shelved
October 5, 2013 –
page 18
5.81%
October 6, 2013 –
page 26
8.39%
October 13, 2013 –
page 43
13.87%
October 14, 2013 –
page 58
18.71%
October 19, 2013 –
page 73
23.55%
October 20, 2013 –
page 90
29.03%
October 20, 2013 –
page 112
36.13%
November 10, 2013 –
page 122
39.35%
November 15, 2013 –
page 140
45.16%
November 17, 2013 –
page 158
50.97%
November 23, 2013 –
page 160
51.61%
November 23, 2013 –
page 178
57.42%
November 24, 2013 –
page 198
63.87%
November 28, 2013 – Finished Reading

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