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Tolkien the Pagan?

Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens
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EditorAnna Milon
PublisherThe Tolkien Society
Released25 March 2019
FormatPaperback
Pages94
ISBN978-1-911143-79-6
SeriesPeter Roe Memorial Fund
Preceded byPoetry and Song in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Tolkien the Pagan? Reading Middle-earth through a Spiritual Lens is a collection of the proceedings of the 31st Tolkien Society Seminar held in Leeds in 2018. The book was published by The Tolkien Society in 2019 under the auspices of the Peter Roe Memorial Fund.

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  • "Introduction" by Anna Milon
  • "On the Providential Historicism of Middle-earth" by Ryan Haecker
  • "The Nature of Arda: An Artwork as the Embodiment of the Flame Imperishable" by 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" by Markus Altena Davidsen
  • "Tolkien's Mandos, Pratchett's Death" by Justin Lewis-Anthony
  • "Also Sprach Fëanor, Spirit of Fire: A Nietzschean Reading of Tolkien's Mythology?" by Giovanni Carmine Costabile

[edit] From the publisher

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.

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