Biblical Parallels in The Silmarillion

Tolkien's magnificent mythology that began in The Silmarillion had its origin in accounts of the Bible, which he, as a practicing Christian, knew well. Tolkien's tales are illuminated by themes such as creation, the fall, providence, sacrifice, redemption, and judgment that that he drew from Scripture. Understanding these themes will help you appreciate Tolkien's grand tale of Middle-Earth. More
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781311010100
About Alfred D. Byrd

I'm a graduate of Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park MI, and I've earned a B. S. in Medical Technology at Michigan State University and an M. S. in Microbiology at the University of Kentucky.

My interests are Christian theology and history, Civil War history, science fiction, and fantasy. I've published a number of works, in prose or in epic verse, on these subjects.

A number of my works are available from Amazon and other major on-line book distributors. I've also sold four short stories or novellas to science fiction or fantasy anthologies.

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