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The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
There’s something missing from Oxford’s splendid new Tolkien exhibit.
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
Facebook Finds Bible, C. S. Lewis Have Affected Many UsersSubscriber Access Only
Social network studied 130,000 status updates to find most-influential books.
New Movies to Highlight Friendship Between Creators of Narnia and Middle EarthSubscriber Access Only
As Hollywood works its way through dramatizing the fantasy novels, several hope to tell a more historical tale of real-world friendship.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugSubscriber Access Only
Can we really appreciate what's at stake if there's no risk involved?
The Hidden Purpose of the Hobbit's AdventureSubscriber Access Only
Gandalf promises Bilbo Baggins a "profitable" quest, but the wizard has a different sort of treasure in mind.
Tolkien: Man Behind the MythSubscriber Access Only
At odds with his world, he created another.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneySubscriber Access Only
Tolkien's classic quest is interpreted through the wider lens of his full Middle-Earth works.
The Foolish Wisdom of Bilbo BagginsSubscriber Access Only
There is "more of good" in the hobbit than is apparent at the outset of his adventure.
Why C.S. Lewis Was Wrong on Marriage (and J.R.R. Tolkien Was Right)Subscriber Access Only
Lewis surrendered his central conviction when he argued for "two distinct kinds of marriage."
Getting an "Inkling" of the Medieval WorldSubscriber Access Only
How to excavate a usable medieval past.
Saint J. R. R. the EvangelistSubscriber Access Only
Tolkien wanted his Lord of the Rings to echo the "Lord of Lords"—but do we have ears to hear?
9/11, History, and the True StorySubscriber Access Only
Wartime authors J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis help put 9/11 in perspective.
Intro to the InklingsSubscriber Access Only
Meet C.S. Lewis's coterie of close friends and sharp critics.
J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: A Legendary FriendshipSubscriber Access Only
A new book reveals how these two famous friends conspired to bring myth and legend—and Truth—to modern readers.
My Top 5 Books by the Inklings and FriendsSubscriber Access Only
Did You Know?Subscriber Access Only
Interesting and unusual facts about George MacDonald
Imaginative FaithSubscriber Access Only
Real FantasySubscriber Access Only
The first installment in a new Tolkien-inspired series shows genuine promise.
Books & Culture's Book of the Week: The Doom of ChoiceSubscriber Access Only
Fate, free will, and moral responsibility in Tolkien.
Praying for Hong Kong Is Politically Disruptive—Even in America
Praying for Hong Kong Can Be Politically Disruptive—Even in America
Why Chinese diaspora churches remain silent while Christians in Hong Kong take to the streets.
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