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In this accessible and engaging book, Ralph Wood shows us that J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece is a deeply Christian work because it does not blink back the horrors of our terr...Read more
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The Gospel According to Tolkien : Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-Earth by Ralph C. Wood (2003, Paperback)

Author: Ralph C. Wood | ISBN-10: 0664226108 | ISBN-13: 9780664226107

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In this accessible and engaging book, Ralph Wood shows us that J. R. R. Tolkien's masterpiece is a deeply Christian work because it does not blink back the horrors of our terrible times but confronts them with startling honesty. Readers keep turning to this work because here they are immersed in significance and meaning -- perceiving the Hope that can be found amidst despair; the Charity that overcomes vengeance; and the Faith that springs from the strange power of weakness.

Readers have repeatedly calledThe Lord of the Ringsthe most important book of our age--absorbing all 1,500 of its pages with an almost fanatical interest and seeing the Peter Jackson movies in unprecedented numbers. Readers from ages 8 to 80 keep turning to Tolkien because here, in this magical kingdom, they are immersed in depth after depth of significance and meaning--perceiving the Hope that can be found amidst despair, the Charity that overcomes vengeance, and the Faith that springs from the strange power of weakness.The Gospel According to Tolkienexamines biblical and Christian themes that are found in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Follow Ralph Wood as he takes us through the theological depths of Tolkien's literary legacy.


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ISBN-100664226108
ISBN-139780664226107

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AuthorRalph C. Wood
Number Of Pages280 pages
SeriesThe Gospel According To... Ser.
FormatPaperback
Publication Date2003-10-31
LanguageEnglish
PublisherWestminster John Knox Press

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Copyright Date2003

Dimensions
Weight9.8 Oz
Width5.5 In.
Length8.5 In.

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GroupTrade

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LCCN2003-047901
LC Classification NumberPR6039.O32L63 2003
Dewey Decimal823/.912
Dewey Edition21

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I need this for a Religious Studies class. Have only read the Introduction but it seems interesting and I look forward to reading it.
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