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Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, a

Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, a
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Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, a

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While the unprecedented destruction of the First World War sparked a spiritual crisis for many, it would become a crucible of creativity for two men who endured its horrors. This fascinating book is the first to explore in detail how the war shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis.

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While the unprecedented destruction of the First World War sparked a spiritual crisis for many, it would become a crucible of creativity for two men who endured its horrors. This fascinating book is the first to explore in detail how the war shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis.
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The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis

The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence?and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been noHobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.

Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first book to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.


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Meet the Author

Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte is a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Politics at The King's College in New York City, where he teaches Western Civilization and U.S. foreign policy and writes widely about the importance of religious freedom in strengthening democracy, human rights, and civil society. A

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The friendship of two literary geniuses and a splash of history
5 stars By Liz, Jan 22 2016
Throughout the text, there is a constancy in Loconte's writing which appropriately reflects the genuine friendship between Lewis and Tolkien, two of the greats in literature; and respectfully accounts the terrors and disasters of the Great War. Sometimes, the complexities of World War I are presented either overwhelmingly, or in a disengaging and irrelevant manner. However, Loconte's choice in focussing on Lewis and Tolkien in this book allows the reader not only to stick his or her beak into the lives of brilliant authors, humanising them as young men who lived through the war, but also, access and engage with the depths of WWI authentically at an intellectual, political, moral, emotional, and spiritual level. 
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  • Catalogue Code 422019
  • Product Code 9780718021764
  • ISBN 0718021762
  • EAN 9780718021764
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category C S Lewis
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2015
  • Sales Rank #48627
  • Dimensions 220 x 147 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.362kg

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