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Author Archive: Jlong

Light Beyond All Shadows: Religious Experience in Tolkien's Work

Jlong @ Sunday, August 21st, 2011 ()

What forms can religious experience take in a world without cult or creed? Organized religion is notably absent from J. R. R. Tolkien's Secondary Universe of elves, dwarves, men and hobbits despite the author's own deep Catholic faith. Tolkien stated that his goal was 'sub-creating' a universe whose natural form of religion would not directly [...]

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays is Now Available

Jlong @ Thursday, July 28th, 2011 ()

Jason Fisher writes, "It's finally here! My new book, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays, is in print at last! I hope you will all read it and let me know what you think!"
He also notes that "Amazon shows a bogus availability date, but that will be squared away [...]


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