Voices in Tolkien : Aquinas, The Lord of the Rings, and true myth in the twenty-first century

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dc.contributor.advisor Deane, David, 1973-
dc.creator Robertson, Allen Barry
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-23T13:57:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-23T13:57:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27051
dc.description 1 online resource (211 p.)
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-211).
dc.description.abstract J. R. R. Tolkien in his writings both in fantasy literature and critical reflections clearly shows his passionate religious faith, deep knowledge of mythology and the significance of language in understanding cultural formation. His Catholicism links him to the great transmission of Church teaching most notably that of the foremost medieval philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas. It is not surprising therefore to find that Tolkien’s masterpiece The Lord of the Rings [1954/55] resonates in accordance to his religious world view. Primary importance can be ascribed to the Thomist discourse on the Virtues [the four cardinal and three theological virtues] and the concept of the Good. This study undertakes to explore how the Virtues and the Good are realized in the main personages of The Lord of the Rings, and how these are transmitted in film and associated adaptations by way of the Internet to a wide-spread audience. The answer is sought as whether the voices in Tolkien are being heard in the Twenty-First Century. en_CA
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dc.publisher Atlantic School of Theology
dc.title Voices in Tolkien : Aquinas, The Lord of the Rings, and true myth in the twenty-first century en_CA
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.grantor Atlantic School of Theology
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