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Understanding J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit - Ryan Reeves

Updated: Sep 17, 2022


Video from Ryan Reeves


"J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' is a timeless classic of fantasy. Tolkien was a member of the Inklings, though, and so purposefully devoted a lot of time to infusing literary, philosophical, and theological themes into The Hobbit. This lecture examines the background to The Hobbit and Tolkien's ideas in his writing the Lord of the Rings. For the best books on Tolkien and his background check these out: Tom Shippey's biography: http://amzn.to/2dChoJu

Classic biography: http://amzn.to/2dCh5hY

The Road to Middle Earth: http://amzn.to/2dCikOb

For the best books on C.S. Lewis and his background: George Sayer's biography 'Jack': http://amzn.to/2hHlUJQ

Alan Jacob's book 'The Narnian': http://amzn.to/2gNeFy8

Michael Ward 'Planet Narnia': http://amzn.to/2hyhJx1

Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge) is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary." from video introduction.


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