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A well written and informative analysis of Tolkiens corpus of work his worldview. It is impossible to understand and comprehend his work without it.Published 6 months ago by M. Bentley
Focuses too heavily on the Silmarillion, myth and legend. Book started out promisingly, focusing on Tolkien's Christianity, but does not spend enough time examining the direct... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Bellichka
This is a clear and readable presentation - informative without feeling like a textbook. Dr. Birzer traces the ideas which provide the impetus and structure behind the stories:... Read morePublished on November 20, 2013 by Grady R. Patterson
I just finished reading this book as part of a search for a textbook for a one-hour elective course on Wagner and Tolkien. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by PhDMom in Tennessee
Birzer uses deep research into the man, Tolkien, and his considerable work to bring to the reader Tolkien's understanding of myth as the expression of truths about God and Satan,... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by LAWR
I must admit it's been a couple of years since I read this and I frankly can't remember it very well at all. But I do remember being disappointed. Read morePublished on December 14, 2012 by His
I don't think I could have less interest in Tolkien than I have, and certainly am not interested in books trying to learn spiritual lessons from it. To each his own, I guess. Read morePublished on July 26, 2011 by Peter P. Fuchs
One of many novels ingested during Cross Training through a running injury, this book was a most fulfilling read. Read morePublished on December 13, 2005 by Matthew K. Minerd
This is a deep, and deeply satisfying book of philosophy. Reading it was an intellectual journey through unfamiliar territory for me. J.R.R. Read morePublished on July 9, 2005 by Tom Blair