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Tolkien's Impact in Literature and Life

J.R.R. Tolkien saw himself as a hobbit in every way but in stature.

  • Patrick W. Curles |
  • November 30, 2012 |
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Rediscovering J. R. R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

Tolkien intended for his epic works to point to an even greater story--the Christian Gospel.

Tolkien's Middle-Earth: A Christian World

The book has spawned hundreds of imitations which unfortunately do not share its Christian world view.

Christian Elements and Symbols in Tolkien

We see that Tolkien's work embodies a definitely Judeo-Christian view of good and evil: evil is seen as perverted or fallen good.

From Father to Son: J.R.R. Tolkien on Sex

Even as Tolkien is celebrated as an author and literary figure, some of his most important messages were communicated by means of letters, and some of the most important letters were written to his sons.

Lured by the Rings

I confess. I am a Tolkien fanatic. I remember the first time I took up The Hobbit at the age of 14. And next to the Bible, I have read The Lord of the Rings through more times than any other book.

The Calling of Christian Writers

Tolkien, Lewis, Tolstoy and O'Connor... these were great writers because of their Christian faith, not in spite of it. Is God calling you to tell a story?

The J.R.R. Tolkien Handbook - Book Review

Colin Duriez sets out not only to explain and bring some order to Middle Earth but also to delve—albeit lightly—into Tolkien’s life and literary influences.

  • Stephanie Ottosen |
  • November 28, 2012 |
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Lord of the Rings Has Ring of the Christian Lord

Tolkien wrote from a traditionalist Catholic worldview, which means his doctrine of God, his doctrine of the Trinity and his Christology were totally orthodox, making his books and films fruitful efforts for all Christians.

Pop Icons: The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R. Tolkien

Who are the men, women, films, TV shows, books, computer games and other pop culture icons from the past 60 years that have shaped us in theological ways?

Escape from the Hobbit Hole

Learn life-long lessons from Tolkien--and say yes to adventure.

  • Amy Hollingsworth |
  • November 27, 2012 |
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The Educational Value of the Lord of the Rings

What is the educational value of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic works?

Friendship's Ultimate Gift - HomeWord - Aug. 4, 2010

In the final book of his classic tale, J.R.R. Tolkien describes the journey of an unlikely group of friends who share a common purpose.

A Word with You - Sept. 13, 2013

A summons-by-fire spreads across the kingdom, from mountaintop to mountaintop, and the sentinels shout this triumphant news "The beacons are lit!"

The Rise of the Nones and the Waking of the Ents

There is a desperately needed wake-up call that American Christianity needs. A wake-up call to shake us from the trivial and divisive, the mundane and the meaningless, the inane and the banal.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • November 26, 2012 |
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Last of the Inklings' Thursday Meetings

One of the most famous members of the group was J. R. R. Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He liked the name Inklings, because it suggested half-formed ideas and dabbling with ink.

  • Dan Graves, MSL |
  • November 01, 2012 |
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Authors Explore Fantasy in From Homer to Harry Potter

Authors Matthew Dickerson and David O'Hara point out that Fantasy as a genre really only extends back one or two hundred years. However, mythic stories go back all the way to man's first inclination to tell tales.

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