Bilbo\'s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in the Hobbit

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Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit.

In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit.

Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it ...

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Overview


Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit.

In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit.

Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too.

It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace.

In Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit you will relive the excitement of Tolkien's classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618900586
  • Publisher: Saint Benedict Press/Tan Books Publishers Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2012
  • Pages: 147
  • Sales rank: 436,810
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Joseph Pearce is Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. He is a renowned biographer whose books include Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Ho Lung, Missionaries of the Poor (Saint Benedict Press, 2012); Through Shakespeare s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius Press, 2010); and Tolkien: Man and Myth, a Literary Life (HarperCollins, 1998). He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Higher Education from Thomas More College for the Liberal Arts and the Pollock Award for Christian Biography. He is co-editor of the St. Austin Review, editor-in-Chief of Ignatius Press Critical Editions, and editor-in-Chief of Sapientia Press.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Bilbo's Pilgrimage 1

Chapter 2 An Unexpected Parting 11

Chapter 3 Trusting in "Luck" 21

Chapter 4 The Cleverness of Ores 31

Chapter 5 Gollum and the Ring 37

Chapter 6 Bilbo Comes of Age 51

Chapter 7 The Return of the King 65

Chapter 8 Above All Shadows Rides the Sun 73

Chapter 9 Dragon Sickness 81

Chapter 10 Dragon Pride Precedeth a Fall 91

Chapter 11 Bilbo the Peacemaker 99

Chapter 12 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit 111

Appendix A Tolkien and the Truth of Fairy Tales 121

Appendix B Wisdom in Wonderland 127

Notes 133

About the Author 143

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    It is an excellent book and explains the connection of J. R. R. Tolkien¿s writings to Roman Catholicism. If you enjoy any of Tolkien¿s writings or any good ¿fairy tale,¿ take the time to read this.

    Pearce does an excellent job showing the struggle the characters face between choosing righteousness or being caught up in the wickedness of the ever present evil. He explains the essence of selfishness, pride, luck and providence and how it relates to the novel.
    After you read the book you may be interested in obtaining his CD, “Joseph Pearce Unlocks The Lord of The Rings.”

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Amazing book

    This is on of the best books on Tolkien and his works that I have ever read. I totally would recomend this book for everyone I know. Regardless of their beliefs. I love the comparisons he uses. READ THIS BOOK.

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