Culture, Communion and Recovery
|Culture, Communion and Recovery: Tolkienian Fairy-Story and Inter-Religious Exchange|
|Author||Alana M. Vincent|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Released||25th July 2012|
Culture, Communion and Recovery: Tolkienian Fairy-Story and Inter-Religious Exchange is a scholarly book by Alana M. Vincent on the religious elements of Tolkien's work, especially the "recovery" and "escape" which Tolkien discusses in On Fairy-Stories, in its influence on fantasy by Jewish authors (specifically considering Lev Grossman's The Magicians trilogy).
From the Publisher[edit | edit source]
Recent scholarship on Tolkien has been especially attentive not only to the importance of religion in his personal life, but also to the wider theological implications which may be drawn from his works. In this study, Alana M. Vincent argues that the cultural influence of The Lord of the Rings provides an excellent model for understanding the mutually transformative relationship between religion and culture, and in so doing also provides an important and unexplored pathway for inter-religious exchange.
Contents[edit | edit source]
- Chapter One: Culture and Canon
- Chapter Two: Creation and Communion
- Chapter Three: Recovery
- Chapter Four: Tolkienian Fairy-Story and Inter-Religious Exchange