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A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of Jrr Tolkien's Middle-Earth

A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of Jrr Tolkien's Middle-Earth

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible.

In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.

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About "A Hobbit Journey: Discovering the Enchantment of Jrr Tolkien's Middle-Earth"

The Lord of the Rings trilogy has delighted millions of fans worldwide in book and movie form. With the theatrical release of the two-part film The Hobbit slated for 2012 and 2013, attention will once again turn to J. R. R. Tolkien's classic works. In a culture where truth is relative and morality is viewed as old-fashioned, we welcome the chance to view the world through hobbit eyes: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is possible.

In this engaging and thought-provoking book, Tolkien expert Matthew Dickerson shows how a Christian worldview and Christian themes undergird Tolkien's Middle-earth writings and how they are fundamentally important to understanding his vision. This revised and expanded edition of Following Gandalf includes new material on torture, social justice, and the importance of the body.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Matthew Dickerson

Matthew Dickerson (Ph.D., Cornell University) is professor of computer science and environmental studies at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and the author of From Homer to Harry Potter; Narnia and the Fields of Arbol; Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J. R. R. Tolkien and most recently The Mind and the Machine: What It Means to Be Human and Why It Matters. He is an internationally known Tolkien scholar and directs the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. On Hobbits, The Treatment Of Prisoners, And The Ethics Of War
    2. Epic Battles
    3. Frodo And The Wisdom Of The Wise
    4. Military Victory Or Moral Victory?
    5. Human Freedom And Creativity
    6. The Gift Of Ilúvatar And The Power Of The Ring
    7. Moral Responsibility And Stewardship
    8. The Seen And The Unseen: Salvation And Social Justice
    9. A Shift In Tone: Free Will And The Hand Of Ilúvatar
    10. Ilúvatar's Theme And The Real War

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  • Catalogue Code 352610
  • Product Code 9781587433009
  • ISBN 1587433001
  • EAN 9781587433009
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
  • Sales Rank #76680
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.367kg

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