Tolkien the Pagan?

Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens


Edited by Anna Milon.

The proceedings of The Tolkien Society Seminar 2018.

Published under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund, nineteenth in the series.


Product Description

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.


Anna Milon

On the Providential Historicism of Middle-earth
Ryan Haecker

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
Justin Lewis-Anthony

Also Sprach Fëanor, Spirit of Fire: A Nietzschean Reading of Tolkien’s Mythology?
Giovanni Carmine Costabile

Additional Details

Publication Date: 25 March 2019
Publisher: Luna Press Publishing
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm
ISBN-13: 978-1-911143-79-6
Page Numbers: 98


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