Das Silmarillion

Das Silmarillion
Title Das Silmarillion PDF eBook
Author J.R.R. Tolkien
Publisher Klett-Cotta
Pages 566
Release 2010-08-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 360810139X

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Das Silmarillion erzählt die Götter- und Heldensagen Mittelerdes von der Erschaffung der Welt bis zum Beginn des Dritten Zeitalters, in dem die Hobbits leben. »Das Silmarillion« erzählt von den Ereignissen des Ersten Zeitalters - jener fernen Epoche von Mittelerde, auf welche die Helden des »Herrn der Ringe« immer wieder in Ehrfurcht zurückblicken. (Und manche von ihnen, wie Elrond und Galadriel, aber auch Sauron, haben sie miterlebt.) Es ist die Zeit der Elben, der Langlebigen, deren Liebe zu den Dingen so weit ins einzelne geht, dass sie allem Namen geben. Die Menschen (die Kränklichen, die Nachtfürchtigen, die Unbegreiflichen) kommen eben erst aus den Wildnissen des Ostens hervor. In dieser Welt, in der noch nicht alle Wege krumm sind, entwickelt sich auch die Erzählung in mächtigeren Bahnen, als wir es seither kennen. Melkor, der Meister des Verrats, raubt die Silmaril, in denen das Licht verschlossen liegt, das älter ist als Sonne und Mond; und Feanor und seine Söhne, um sie zurückzugewinnen, sagen ihm einen hoffnungslosen Krieg ohne Ende an. Ein Erdteil von Geschichten kommt in Bewegung, Geschichten, die in den Liedern der Elben besungen und hier im »Silmarillion« erzählt werden. Obwohl das »Silmarillion« erst lange nach dem Tod des Autors von seinem Sohn herausgegeben wurde, ist es früher entstanden, als »Der Herr der Ringe«. Die Geschichten um Mittelerde hatten sich für Tolkien über mehr als fünfzig Jahre hin zu einer Tradition verbunden, der er zuletzt mehr wie ein Philologe oder Historiker denn ein »Erfinder« gegenüberstand. Und so betraten die Hobbits und ihre Gefährten im »Herrn der Ringe« diese schon fertige Welt, den festen Boden der Legende unter den Füßen.




The Good News of the Return of the King

The Good News of the Return of the King
Title The Good News of the Return of the King PDF eBook
Author Michael T. Jahosky
Publisher
Pages 239
Release 2020-09-15
Genre Religion
ISBN 1725263130

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Although many people today reject Christianity for intellectual reasons, greater numbers of people are rejecting Christianity because it does not engage their imagination. Christians must not only demonstrate that the Christian worldview is true, but that it is also good, beautiful, and relevant. The Good News of the Return of the King: The Gospel in Middle-earth is a book that endeavors to show the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ, the gospel, and the biblical metanarrative by engaging the imagination through J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, as well as The Hobbit and The Silmarillion. In this book, I propose that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a story about what Jesus' parables are about: the good news about the return of the king. As a work of imaginative fiction similar to Jesus' parables, The Lord of the Rings can bypass both intellectual and imaginative objections to the gospel and pull back the ""veil of familiarity"" that obscures the gospel for many.




ThirdWay

ThirdWay
Title ThirdWay PDF eBook
Author
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Pages 20
Release 1977-10-20
Genre
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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.




The Making of Middle-Earth

The Making of Middle-Earth
Title The Making of Middle-Earth PDF eBook
Author Christopher A. Snyder
Publisher Union Square + ORM
Pages 314
Release 2013-10-22
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1402792220

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This study “adds an important voice to the growing body of Tolkien scholarship,” covering the author’s life, influences, and original mythology (The Boston Globe). J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy adventure, The Lord of the Rings, is universally regarded as one of history’s best-loved literary works. Now medieval scholar and Tolkien expert Christopher Snyder presents the most in-depth exploration yet of Tolkien’s source materials for Middle-earth—from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and ancient Greece to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of World War I. Fueled by the author’s passion for all things Tolkien, this richly illustrated book also reveals the surprisingly pervasive influence of Tolkien’s timeless fantasies on modern culture.




A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien

A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien
Title A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien PDF eBook
Author Stuart D. Lee
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 596
Release 2022-08-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1119691400

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The new edition of the definitive academic companion to Tolkien’s life and literature A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien provides readers with an in-depth examination of the author’s life and works, covering Tolkien’s fiction and mythology, his academic writing, and his continuing impact on contemporary literature and culture. Presenting forty-one essays by a panel of leading scholars, the Companion analyzes prevailing themes found in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, posthumous publications such as The Silmarillion and The Fall of Arthur, lesser-known fiction and poetry, literary essays, and more. This second edition of the Companion remains the most complete and up-to-date resource of its kind, encompassing new Tolkien publications, original scholarship, The Hobbit film adaptations, and the biographical drama Tolkien. Five entirely new essays discuss the history of fantasy literature, the influence of classical mythology on Tolkien, folklore and fairytales, diversity, and Tolkien fandom. This Companion also: Explores Tolkien’s impact on art, film, music, gaming, and later generations of fantasy fiction writers Discusses themes such as mythmaking, medieval languages, nature, war, religion, and the defeat of evil Presents a detailed overview of Tolkien’s legendarium, including Middle-earth mythology and invented languages and writing systems Includes a brief chronology of Tolkien’s works and life, further reading suggestions, and end-of-chapter bibliographies A Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien, Second Edition is essential reading for anyone formally studying or teaching Tolkien in academic settings, and an invaluable resource for general readers with interest in Tolkien’s works or fans of the films wanting to discover more.




J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia

J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia
Title J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia PDF eBook
Author Michael D. C. Drout
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Pages 810
Release 2007
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0415969425

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A detailed work of reference and scholarship, this one volume Encyclopedia includes discussions of all the fundamental issues in Tolkien scholarship written by the leading scholars in the field. Coverage not only presents the most recent scholarship on J.R.R. Tolkien, but also introduces and explores the author and scholar's life and work within their historical and cultural contexts. Tolkien's fiction and his sources of influence are examined along with his artistic and academic achievements - including his translations of medieval texts - teaching posts, linguistic works, and the languages he created. The 550 alphabetically arranged entries fall within the following categories of topics: adaptations art and illustrations characters in Tolkien's work critical history and scholarship influence of Tolkien languages biography literary sources literature creatures and peoples of Middle-earth objects in Tolkien's work places in Tolkien's work reception of Tolkien medieval scholars scholarship by Tolkien medieval literature stylistic elements themes in Tolkien's works theological/ philosophical concepts and philosophers Tolkien's contemporary history and culture works of literature




Splintered Light

Splintered Light
Title Splintered Light PDF eBook
Author Verlyn Flieger
Publisher Kent State University Press
Pages 230
Release 2002
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 9780873387446

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J. R. R. Tolkien is perhaps best known for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but it is in The Silmarillion that the true depth of Tolkien's Middle-earth can be understood. The Silmarillion was written before, during, and after Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. A collection of stories, it provides information alluded to in Tolkien's better known works and, in doing so, turns The Lord of the Rings into much more than a sequel to The Hobbit, making it instead a continuation of the mythology of Middle-earth. Verlyn Flieger's expanded and updated edition of Splintered Light, a classic study of Tolkien's fiction first published in 1983, examines The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings in light of Owen Barfield's linguistic theory of the fragmentation of meaning. Flieger demonstrates Tolkien's use of Barfield's concept throughout the fiction, showing how his central image of primary light splintered and refracted acts as a metaphor for the languages, peoples, and history of Middle-earth.