Tree of Tales

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Tree of Tales:
Tolkien, Literature and Theology
Publication Information
EditorTrevor Hart and Ivan Khovacs
PublisherBaylor University Press
Released26 June 2007

Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature and Theology is a 2007 collection of essays.

From the publisher

'Tree of Tales: Tolkien, Literature and Theology' examines the theological relationship between creation and creativity in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. It provides a fresh reading of these important themes in Tolkien and highlights the multi-faceted nature of Tolkien's own vivid theology and literary imagination. The book features articles by Colin Duriez, David L. Jeffrey, Ralph Wood, Trevor Hart, and others.


  • Rachel Hart: "Tolkien, St. Andrews, and Dragons"
  • Colin Duriez: "The Fairy Story: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis"
  • Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson: "Tolkien's Mythopoesis"
  • Trevor Hart: "Tolkien, Creation, and Creativity"
  • David Lyle Jeffrey: "Tolkien and the Future of Literary Studies"
  • Loren Wilkinson: "Tolkien and the Surrendering of Power"
  • Ralph C. Wood: "Tolkien's Augustinian Understanding of Good and Evil: Why The Lord of the Rings Is Not Manichean"