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Title The ring and the cross : Christianity and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien / edited by Paul E. Kerry

Published Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (310 pages)
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Contents Introduction : a historiography of Christian approaches to Tolkien's The lord of the rings / Paul E. Kerry -- The pagan Tolkien / Ronald Hutton -- The Christian Tolkien : a response to Ronald Hutton / Nils Ivar Agøy -- Can we still have a pagan Tolkien? : a reply to Nils Ivar Agøy / Ronald Hutton -- The Entwives : investigating the spiritual core of The lord of the rings / Stephen Morillo -- "Like heathen kings" : a religion as palimpsest in Tolkien's fiction / John R. Holmes -- Confronting the world's weirdness : J.R.R. Tolkien's The children of Hùrin / Ralph C. Wood -- Eru erased : the minimalist cosmology of The lord of the rings / Catherine Madsen -- The ring and the cross : how J.R.R. Tolkien became a Christian writer / Chris Mooney -- Redeeming sub-creation / Carson L. Holloway -- Catholic scholar, Catholic sub-creator / Jason Boffetti -- "An age comes on" : J.R.R. Tolkien and the English Catholic sense of history / Michael Tomko -- The lord of the rings and the Catholic understanding of community / Joseph Pearce -- Tracking Catholic influence in The lord of the rings / Paul E. Kerry -- Saintly and distant mothers / Marjorie Burns -- The "last battle" as a Johannine Ragnarök : Tolkien and the universal / Bradley J. Birzer
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Religion.
Christianity and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Christianity in literature.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 161147065X (electronic bk.)
9781611470659 (electronic bk.)