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Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War : How J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith,

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The untold story of how the First World War shaped the lives, faith, and writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis

The First World War laid waste to a continent and permanently altered the political and religious landscape of the West. For a generation of men and women, it brought the end of innocence—and the end of faith. Yet for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis, the Great War deepened their spiritual quest. Both men served as soldiers on the Western Front, survived the trenches, and used the experience of that conflict to ignite their Christian imagination. Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.

Unlike a generation of young writers who lost faith in the God of the Bible, Tolkien and Lewis produced epic stories infused with the themes of guilt and grace, sorrow and consolation. Giving an unabashedly Christian vision of hope in a world tortured by doubt and disillusionment, the two writers created works that changed the course of literature and shaped the faith of millions. This is the first audiobook to explore their work in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict.

Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 7638
Genre: Religion + Beliefs, History
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Joseph Loconte
Language: English
Street Date: February 7, 2017
TCIN: 51882411
UPC: 9781536624502
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-5315
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