The Gospel According to Tolkien by Ralph C. Wood
Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-earth

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Readers have repeatedly called The Lord of the Rings the most important book of our age--absorbing all 1,500 of its pages with an almost fanatical interest and seeing the Peter Jackson movies in unprecedented numbers. Readers from ages 8 to 80 keep turning to Tolkien because here, in this magical kingdom, they are immersed in depth after depth of significance and meaning--perceiving the Hope that can be found amidst despair, the Charity that overcomes vengeance, and the Faith that springs from the strange power of weakness. The Gospel According to Tolkien examines biblical and Christian themes that are found in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Follow Ralph Wood as he takes us through the theological depths of Tolkien's literary legacy.


About Ralph C. Wood

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Ralph C. Wood is Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of several books.
Published October 31, 2003 by Westminster John Knox Press. 224 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Even longtime fans of Rings who have never questioned the books' Christian elements will undoubtedly discover new insights, so rich is Wood's analysis of Tolkien's gospel.

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