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Consider: “We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he [...]
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Episode 11 | 9 Thumbs Podcast
From Tolkien to Threadless to Honest Abe
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As you may know, I love the movies and Fairy Tales. Although it’s not a Fairy Tale per se, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, based the books written by J.R.R. Tolkien, describes a fantasy world filled with battles between good and evil. I don’t recall exactly how it went in his books, but in the movie version, the Orcs are so much bigger and stronger that the viewer actually wonders if anyone else has a realistic chance of survival. It’s exha»
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Beowulf: A Translation And Commentary by J. R. R. Tolkien (Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) I received this in the mail last week.  I’m really looking forward to digging into it, since I’m such a huge Tolkien fan.  If you love the classic literature, and Tolkien, you need to get a copy of this and read it.  It’s brand new, just released last week.  I’m taking it with me on my trip to Oklahoma. Hopefully, I»
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Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? Are Bach’s sonata’s Christian?
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There is much good theology in the stories we humans tell as art, fiction, and cinema. The popular fantasy epic of JRR Tolkien, not just a popular series of books but now also films, is one of these. The beginning chapters of The Lord of the Rings tell of the hobbit Frodo learning about the magic ring he inherited from his uncle in the stories of the wizard Gandalf. Terrible things come in small packages. Upon learning of the evil origin of the O»
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Christian Themes in 'The Lord of the Rings' | Peter Kreeft
"It's hard to talk about Christian »
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Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit I wonder what adventure lies just outside your door?The Hobbit has just been released in the movies and it is breaking box office records. It connects with something deep within all of us. A desire for adventure, for»
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Tolkien’s Theme: The Tale Goes Ever On and On A Review of A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth Matthew Dickerson Paperback: Brazos, 2012. Buy now: [ ]  [ ]   Reviewed by Timothy Stege.   The Christmas season is always a time of anticipation, and for lovers of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, [...]
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'The Christian World of The Hobbit' | Devin Brown
In his beloved story "The Hobbit,&q»