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On the Shoulders of Hobbits

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The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real...


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The world of J. R. R. Tolkien is filled with strange creatures, elaborately crafted lore, ancient tongues, and magic that exists only in fantasy; yet the lessons taught by hobbits and wizards speak powerfully and practically to our real lives. Courage, valor, trust, pride, greed, and jealousy--these are not fictional virtues. This is the stuff of real life, the Christian life. Professor and author Louis Markos takes us on the road with Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, with looks at selected classic works of literature as well, to show how great stories bring us so much more than entertainment. They inspire and convict, imparting truth in unforgettable ways.


Rediscover the virtue of great storytelling and the power of fantasy to transform our reality.



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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 351453
  • Product Code 9780802443199
  • ISBN 0802443192
  • EAN 9780802443199
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2012
  • Sales Rank 17548
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.294kg

Louis Markos

Louis A. Markos (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a professor of English at Houston Baptist University where he teaches classical and English literature. He is a C. S. Lewis scholar and the author of Lewis Agonistes: How C. S. Lewis Can Train Us to Wrestle with the Modern & Postmodern World (Broadman & Holman); From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics (InterVarsity Press, 2007); Pressing Forward: Tennyson and the Victorian Age (Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, 2007); Apologetics for the Twenty-first Century (Crossway, 2010) and most recently Restoring Beauty; The Good, the True, and the Beautiful in the Writings of C.S. Lewis (Biblica, 2011)


He has published extensively in periodicals such as Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, Touchstone, Christian Scholar's Review and Theology Today. Markos has spoken widely all over the US and Oxford. He is also a culture critic.

  • <div><p><b>table Of Contents</b></p><p><b>&#160;</b></p><p>acknowledgments </p><p>introduction:&#160;&#160; Stories To Steer By</p><p>&#160;</p>part I: The Road<p>&#160;</p><p>chapter 1:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Lure Of The Road</p><p>chapter 2:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Responding To The Call</p><p>chapter 3:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Dangers On The Road</p><p>chapter 4:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The End Of The Road</p><p>&#160;</p>part Ii: The Classical Virtues<p>&#160;</p><p>chapter 5:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Courage To Endure</p><p>chapter 6:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Temperance And Tobacco</p><p>chapter 7:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Wisdom That Discerns</p><p>chapter 8:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Justice Of The King</p><p>&#160;</p>part Iii: The Theological Virtues<p>&#160;</p><p>chapter 9:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Rehabilitating Friendship</p><p>chapter 10:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Eyes Of Faith</p><p>chapter 11:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Hope And The Happy Ending</p><p>chapter 12:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Love That Pities And Forgives</p><p>&#160;</p>part Iv: Evil<p>&#160;</p><p>chapter 13:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Forbidden Fruit</p><p>chapter 14:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Perversion And Corruption</p><p>chapter 15:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Blinded By The Light</p><p>chapter 16:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Egyptian Alliances</p><p>&#160;</p><p>&#160;</p><p>conclusion:&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; In Defense Of Stories</p><p>&#160;</p><p>appendix A:&#160;&#160; Tolkien And Middle-earth: A Bibliographical Essay</p><p>appendix B: &#160; Lewis And Narnia: A Bibliographical Essay</p><p>&#160;</p><p><b>&#160;</b></p></div>

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