Ï Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard || ☆ PDF Download by ☆ Rolland Hein Clyde S. Kilby


  • Title: Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard
  • Author: Rolland Hein Clyde S. Kilby
  • ISBN: 9780940895485
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Paperback

  • Literature of such great writers as C S Lewis, J R R Tolkien, Madeleine L Engle, Charles Williams, G K Chesterton, John Buyan, Dante and others is examined in this introductory volume to Christian mythopoeia.
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    Commentaires:

    Lara Lleverino
    This is one of those books that you read and then have 50+ new books to read.

    Lady
    This is a hard book to review because in a lot of ways it's only as interesting as the author he's discussing. So, the section on Bunyan was mostly dull and dry, but Tolkien was fascinating.Rolland Hein's basic premise is engaging and he examines it thoroughly in the work of various authors. Taken as a counterpoint to Joseph Campbell, it's really interesting.But I was disappointed in the balance of authors discussed. He goes into great detail with Dante and Bunyon and Chesterton and MacDonald an [...]

    Justine Olawsky
    The very best books, in my opinion, are the ones that lead me to read many other very good books. Two examples of this sort par excellence are Francine Prose's Reading like a Writer and Stephen Cox's The New Testament and Literature. From them, I received not only the pleasure of those authors' well-written work, but also was turned on to many, many other works that have brought me varying levels of joy.I have read at least some of the work of most of the writers discussed in Rolland Hein's Chri [...]

    E.L.
    While this had some good points and excellent moments, overall it did not work for me. Part of the problem would come with any kind of scholarly examination of mythic fiction - by examining the symbols, it strips them of their magic, reducing and flattening them to mere objects. Hein does his utmost to avoid this, but the nature of the work itself forced it. The other problem came about due to his narrow focus on the symbolism within the various works to the exclusion of story. It's the story - [...]

    Rick
    First let me try a working definition of myth: take a value such as heroism, love, sacrifice, struggle, hope, and a quest, and weave a story around it, a story populated with humans and/or nonhumans, and magic outside of time or space. For Christians include faith and trust and the battle between good and evil. This author says, "Myth is something people desperately need, cannot, in fact, live without. No other demand profoundly defines our humanityThe imagination in its highest reaches must hav [...]

    Bill Tillman
    MYTHOPOEIA is the word used by Rolland Hein to describe the writing styles of the authors reviewed and the analysis is excellent.C.S. Lewis George MacDonaldG.K. Chesterton J.R.R. TolkienJohn Bunyan Madeleine L'EngleCharles Williams Walter Wangerin"Making and experiencing myth are universal human realities. Hein, ever aware of the fact, leads us on a tour of Christian mythmaking from Bunyan to Wangerin. An enlightening, refreshing, and motivating work." J.I. Packer,professor of Theology, Regent C [...]

    Stacey Lozano
    I read this every once in a while, and probably walk away with the same feeling each time. I can't sit and read through the entire thing. It's full of information but it is dry. It almost reads like a thesis, which maybe it is but I feel as if it is missing something. The best way for me to go to this book is to scan the different sections and focus on one or two authors at a time. That helps me to take in the information and figure out what I want to do with it without feeling overwhelmed.

    Rebekah Choat
    "Whether or not people are aware of the fact, they cannot live without myth, nor can they reach full stature as people without true myths. Wrong myths destroy lives; those only partially true affect the human spirit like disease. A proper response to true myth is necessary to moral and spiritual health."

    D. E.
    Rolland Hein is not a common name. However, He in is a very popular name of the Black Forest of what in now southern Germany. The next stop for the Rolland He in family tree was Alsace Lorraine an area between France and Germany. The family tree then went to Great Britain and Ireland. In the early 1400's the Hein family traveled to Nova Scotia and boated down the Hudson River until they arrived in eastern Pennsylvanian. The town of Bethlehem at the beginning of WW I, had become larger with many [...]

    Olivia
    Not quite what I expected (though I'm not sure what exactly I did expect), but this is an interesting read. It essentially examines these authors and several of their works, and how they've woven faith into fantasy/myth. I was a little confused by their definition of myth (the foreword, I'm afraid was lost on me and I'm not sure what I read there XD), but it was neat to see, in particular, the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, since those were basically the only authors whose books I remem [...]

    Erika RS
    I am an avowed atheist, but to discover why I was reading a book about Christian myth makers, you need look no further than the subtitle of the book. Tolkien, L'Engle, MacDonald, and Lewis are all authors I have enjoyed. Although this book looks at them primarily as Christian writers, the discussion of each of those authors writings was enjoyable.Also enjoyable was Clyde Kilby's forward on the nature of myth. Myth in the writings of these authors is not the low definition of discredited stories. [...]

    J. Alfred
    Hein's love for the authors with whom he deals is unquestionable, and of course that makes for a good review and reminder of good works one knows, as well as a possible introduction to works one doesn't. Unfortunately, his argument is less than original (basically it is viewing writers in Lewis's tradition explicitly through Lewis's ideas) and his aesthetic judgements are often perplexing.The book does have some real merit, and if one is in love with some of these authors or wishes to know them [...]

    Josiah
    I enjoyed this book. Some parts better than others. Specifically because of either the author or work reviewed. At times it was difficult to return because the style of writing felt like I was in a constant classroom. I kept expecting some familiarity between reviewer and author/work to break up the monotony. Nevertheless still a worth while read especially if anyone of these writers or their works are unfamiliar and fantasy/myth is a passion. A passing interest will likely make this book feel w [...]

    Kathy Hale
    The author compares and contrasts the works of Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress and authors such as C.S. Lewis, Tolkien and George McDonald. Illustrates the difference between myth, fairy and folk tales and how these authors related them to their Christian faith.

    William J. Meyer
    Marvelous study.

    Frans Karlsson
    Great book that takes some of the famous christian authors and looks into the area of mythmaking. Inspiring.

    Alisha
    This was an interesting read, especially in te Tolkien chapter.

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