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Nov 16
13:00 - 14:00
The Consolation of Fairy-stories: Tolkien and Theology
Religious Studies Research Seminar
Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony (Virginia Theological Seminary)

Abstract: J.R.R. Tolkien is the most successful author of the twentieth century, selling more copies of The Lord Of The Rings than any other book except for The Bible. In the works of Tolkien's legendarium (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The History of Middle Earth), his letters and certain essays, we may see themes of creation and sub-creation, war and glory, racism and politics, the fallenness of humanity, and the hope of redemption. What are the roots and bones of Tolkien's work, and can we properly talk of a philosophy, an ethic, or even a theology of Tolkien?

Location

Seminar Room 2,
Cornwallis North West,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
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Contact: Dr Chris Deacy
E: C.Deacy@kent.ac.uk
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