In the form of myth, elves,orcs, men and hobbits become real to every reader of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Tolkien’s pen gave shape to that which can be called evil and presented the mysterious nature of all that is sinister in life for every eye to see. More importantly, Tolkien has left his readers wondering how he was able to create on a truly cosmic scale.
Bilbo’s Birthday and Frodo’s Journey of Faith is a fascinating reading of Tolkien’s famous trilogy. It extends our understanding of Tolkien the thinker and storyteller to include Tolkien the Christian believer for whom myth was more than poetic fancy- it was a symbol of his faith. The book sets out the conflict between Tolkien’s understanding of the meaning and nature of myth and the theories of other scholars of his time. Then, it explains how Tolkien used the images associated with certain Greek words commonly used in the time of Augustus. The result is a refreshing and different approach that emphasizes Tolkien’s personal beliefs while answering questions like:
- Why does Tolkien put so much emphasis on Bilbo’s Birthday Party?
Why does Tolkien stress the hobbitt interest in family lines?
Who is the model for Tom Bombadil?
Is Odin the only model Tolkien used for Gandalf?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Everyone has been to a birthday party. For some people the words bring to mind balloons; for other the words create mind pictures of smiling faces; for still others the words simply designate a milestone on the journey of life. Bilbo¿s Birthday and Frodo¿s Adventure of Faith This is very different from other approaches I have read and it gave the story a new depth. I liked this book because the author interprets Tolkien¿s story by relating details associated with Greek words like Pentecost (The Birthday) and Parousia ( The Second Coming). Until I read this book, I did not connect the characters or the images to the Bible. With this book I am able to do just that. If anyone wants to know more about Tolkien¿s work or its Christian nature, this is a fascinating book to read. I would recommend it
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