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On the Shoulders of Hobbits

Louis Markos
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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

 

 

LOUIS MARKOS, is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence ^at Houston Baptist University and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. ^Markos is a respected and widly requested speaker on C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian ^worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and, ancient ^Greece and Rome. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. ^ Dr. Markos lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Donna, his son Alex, and his ^daughter Stacey.

Professor and author Louis Markos helps us rediscover the virtue ^of great storytelling and see that fantasy worlds like Tolkien's land of hobbits ^and wizards have the power to transform our reality.

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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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

 

 

LOUIS MARKOS, is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence ^at Houston Baptist University and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. ^Markos is a respected and widly requested speaker on C. S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian ^worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and, ancient ^Greece and Rome. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. ^ Dr. Markos lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Donna, his son Alex, and his ^daughter Stacey.

Professor and author Louis Markos helps us rediscover the virtue ^of great storytelling and see that fantasy worlds like Tolkien's land of hobbits ^and wizards have the power to transform our reality.

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.

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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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  • Catalogue Code 364181
  • Product Code 9781575678542
  • ISBN 1575678543
  • EAN 9781575678542
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date Sep 2012
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