This volume of proceedings contains papers from the largest and, perhaps, most diverse Tolkien Society Seminar to date. Following a much-contested Call for Papers, Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens explores Tolkien’s complex use of religious ideology, the readers’ approach to their beloved fictional world via unusual spiritual and philosophical channels, and how Middle-earth almost became a faith unto itself.
On the Providential Historicism of Middle-earth
The Nature of Arda: An Artwork as the Embodiment of the Flame Imperishable
Aslı Bülbül Candaş
Honouring the Valar, Seeking the Elf Within: The Curious History of Tolkien Spirituality and the Religious Affordance of Tolkien’s Literary Mythology
Markus Altena Davidsen
Tolkien’s Mandos, Pratchett’s Death
Also Sprach Fëanor, Spirit of Fire: A Nietzschean Reading of Tolkien’s Mythology?
Giovanni Carmine Costabile
Publication Date: 25 March 2019
Publisher: Luna Press Publishing
Product Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
Page Numbers: 98
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