Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians (Hardback)
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Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians (Hardback)

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Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 01/10/2007
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This book takes Chesterton's 'natural theology' through fairytales seriously as a theological project appropriate to an intellectual attempt to return to faith in a secular age. It argues that Tolkien's fiction makes sense also as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas and sharing his literary-theological poetics. While much writing on religious fantasy moves quickly to talk about wonder, Milbank shows that this has to be hard won and that Chesterton is more akin to the modernist writers of the early twentieth-century who felt quite dislocated from the past.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567040947
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21 mm


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"The fictional worlds of Chesterton and Tolkien are not only theological but also deeply Augustinian: they show us universes in which creatures exchange gifts with one another and with God. So argues Alison Milbank, with verve and brilliance, in this finely conceived and beautifully written book."
Kevin Hart, The University of Virginia --Sanford Lakoff
"In this enjoyable book the imaginary worlds of Chesterton and Tolkien are explored in order to show their shared basis in a dynamic theology of creation and incarnation, an essential aspect in the revival of Christian imagination today."
Benedicta Ward SLG, Reader in Christian Spirituality, Oxford University, UK--Sanford Lakoff

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