Event Title

Session 4-C: Special Session

Presenter Information

Darren Hotmire

Location

Taylor University, Rupp 203

Start Date

31-5-2008 10:00 AM

Description

"A Discussion of Spiritual Themes in The Lord of the Rings" - Darren Hotmire

J.R.R. Tol,ien was more than an author of perhaps the most beloved series of books in our time. He was a scholar, a linguist, a philologist, a father and fried. And, he was a man of strong faith. It is not surprising that this faith should be present in what has been called the number one "book of the century." These themes, though not always obvious upon an initial reading of the text, are an integral part of the story. Accordingly, this discussion will study themes relating to the nature and attributes of God, the nature of evil, the struggle between good and evil, both in society at large and in the lives of individuals, as well as examples of defeat and victory in that struggle. Some final specific themes will be surveyed as found in the races of Middle Earth and illustrated in The Lord of the Rings.

Moderator: Bill Ringenberg

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May 31st, 10:00 AM

Session 4-C: Special Session

Taylor University, Rupp 203

"A Discussion of Spiritual Themes in The Lord of the Rings" - Darren Hotmire

J.R.R. Tol,ien was more than an author of perhaps the most beloved series of books in our time. He was a scholar, a linguist, a philologist, a father and fried. And, he was a man of strong faith. It is not surprising that this faith should be present in what has been called the number one "book of the century." These themes, though not always obvious upon an initial reading of the text, are an integral part of the story. Accordingly, this discussion will study themes relating to the nature and attributes of God, the nature of evil, the struggle between good and evil, both in society at large and in the lives of individuals, as well as examples of defeat and victory in that struggle. Some final specific themes will be surveyed as found in the races of Middle Earth and illustrated in The Lord of the Rings.

Moderator: Bill Ringenberg