Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/615344
Title:
A Latter-day Saint reading of Tolkien
Authors:
Holt, James D.
Abstract:
This chapter explores the religious themes evident in some of Tolkien’s writings, most notably The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. The author will utilise existing scholarship on Tolkien’s religious views and the imagery already explored in light of his Roman Catholicism. What will be distinct, however, is that the author will reflect on how they relate to, and can deepen their understanding of, Latter-day Saint beliefs. Tenuous links will not be made - the author will address issues as they seem justified. The paper will begin with an exploration of Tolkien’s motivations for writing, and also his religious beliefs. The two intertwine nicely, and provide a justification, if one is necessary, for the use of his work in a religious context. This does not suggest that The Lord of the Rings can be used devotionally, rather that it can point towards greater truth. The remainder of the paper will explore themes from Tolkien’s writings in the Latter-day Saint context explained earlier.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Holt, J. D. (2016). A Latter-day Saint reading of Tolkien. In L. Forest-Hill (Ed.), The Return of the Ring: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012. Luna Press.
Publisher:
Luna Press
Publication Date:
Jun-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/615344
Additional Links:
https://www.lunapresspublishing.com/product-page/the-return-of-the-ring-volume-1
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9781911143093
Appears in Collections:
Education

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dc.contributor.authorHolt, James D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-01T15:06:03Z-
dc.date.available2016-07-01T15:06:03Z-
dc.date.issued2016-06-
dc.identifier.citationHolt, J. D. (2016). A Latter-day Saint reading of Tolkien. In L. Forest-Hill (Ed.), The Return of the Ring: Proceedings of the Tolkien Society Conference 2012. Luna Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781911143093-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/615344-
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the religious themes evident in some of Tolkien’s writings, most notably The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. The author will utilise existing scholarship on Tolkien’s religious views and the imagery already explored in light of his Roman Catholicism. What will be distinct, however, is that the author will reflect on how they relate to, and can deepen their understanding of, Latter-day Saint beliefs. Tenuous links will not be made - the author will address issues as they seem justified. The paper will begin with an exploration of Tolkien’s motivations for writing, and also his religious beliefs. The two intertwine nicely, and provide a justification, if one is necessary, for the use of his work in a religious context. This does not suggest that The Lord of the Rings can be used devotionally, rather that it can point towards greater truth. The remainder of the paper will explore themes from Tolkien’s writings in the Latter-day Saint context explained earlier.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLuna Pressen
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dc.subjectJRR Tolkienen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectMormonen
dc.titleA Latter-day Saint reading of Tolkienen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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