Tolkien and the Invention of Myth: A Reader

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Contents

A Mythology for England?
1
BACKGROUNDS FOLKLORE RELIGION MAGIC AND LANGUAGE
17
JRR Tolkien A Rediscovery of Myth
19
Light from an Invisible Lamp Natural Religion in The Lord of the Rings
35
Creating and Recreating Worlds with Words The Religion and Magic of Language in The Lord of the Rings
49
Tolkien as Philologist
61
TOLKIEN AND ANCIENT GREEK AND CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL LATIN
79
Saving the Myths The Recreation of Mythology in Plato and Tolkien
81
Norse and Christian Gods The Integrative Theology of JRR Tolkien
163
The Twilight of the Elves Ragnarok and the End of the Third Age
179
Gathered Round Northern Fires The Imaginative Impact of the Kolbitar
191
TOLKIEN AND OLD ENGLISH
227
A Mythology for AngloSaxon ngland
229
Oaths and Oath Breaking Analogues of Old English Comitatus in Tolkiens Myth
249
On the Borders of Old Stories Enacting the Past in Beowulf and The Lord of the Rings
263
TOLKIEN AND FINNISH
275

Myth Late Roman History and Multiculturalism in Tolkiens Middleearth
101
From Catastrophe to Eucatastrophe JRR Tolkiens Transformation of Ovids Mythic Pyramus and Thisbe into Beren and Luthien
119
Providence Fate and Chance Boethian Philosophy in The Lord of the Rings
133
TOLKEIN AND OLD NORSE
141
Tolkien and the Appeal of the Pagan Edda and Kalevala
145
A Mythology for Finland Tolkien and Lonnrot as Mythmakers
277
Setting the Rocket Off in Story The Kalevala as the Germ of Tolkiens Legendarium
285
JRR Tolkien and the Kalevala Some Thoughts on the Finnish Origins of Tom Bombadil and Treebeard
295
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