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On the Shoulders of Hobbits

Louis Markos
On the Shoulders of Hobbits
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On the Shoulders of Hobbits

Louis Markos

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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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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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Meet the Author

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.

Table Of Contents

  • table Of Contents

     

    acknowledgments

    introduction:   Stories To Steer By

     

    part I: The Road

     

    chapter 1:       The Lure Of The Road

    chapter 2:       Responding To The Call

    chapter 3:       Dangers On The Road

    chapter 4:       The End Of The Road

     

    part Ii: The Classical Virtues

     

    chapter 5:       The Courage To Endure

    chapter 6:       Temperance And Tobacco

    chapter 7:       The Wisdom That Discerns

    chapter 8:       The Justice Of The King

     

    part Iii: The Theological Virtues

     

    chapter 9:       Rehabilitating Friendship

    chapter 10:     The Eyes Of Faith

    chapter 11:     Hope And The Happy Ending

    chapter 12:     The Love That Pities And Forgives

     

    part Iv: Evil

     

    chapter 13:     Forbidden Fruit

    chapter 14:     Perversion And Corruption

    chapter 15:     Blinded By The Light

    chapter 16:     Egyptian Alliances

     

     

    conclusion:     In Defense Of Stories

     

    appendix A:   Tolkien And Middle-earth: A Bibliographical Essay

    appendix B:   Lewis And Narnia: A Bibliographical Essay

     

     

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  • 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 #55751
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.344kg

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