Christian Mythmakers

C. S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard

By Rolland Hein

Foreword by Clyde S. Kilby

Christian Mythmakers

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  • ISBN: 9781625643841
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 1/8/2014
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60
Web Price: $29.60

Christian Mythmakers

C. S. Lewis, Madeline L'Engle, J. R. R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard

By Rolland Hein

Foreword by Clyde S. Kilby

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  • ISBN: 9781625643841
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication Date: 1/8/2014
  • Retail Price: $37.00
Web Price: $29.60

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Plunge into the soul of Lewis's Space Trilogy, L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Dwarves, elves, princes and princesses, dark powers, unlikely heroes and fantastic places open up to us in this excellent introduction to Christian mythopoeia. This overview of the major Christian mythmakers explores how they influenced and inspired one another, and identifies the symbols and emblems in their works.

Rediscover the characters and worlds of authors such as
- C. S. Lewis - George MacDonald
- G. K. Chesterton - J. R. R. Tolkien
- John Bunyan - Madeleine L'Engle
- Charles Williams - Walter Wangerin

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Christian Mythmakers is a must for anyone wanting to explore the enchanted region of mythopoeia. A comfortable read, the book is packed with illuminating insights into the interplay of faith and imagination."
--Thomas Peters, author of Simply C. S. Lewis and Battling for the Modern Mind: A Beginner's Chesterton

"Making and experiencing myth are universal human realities. Hein, ever aware of this 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 College, and author of Knowing God

Contributors-

Rolland Hein
Clyde S. Kilby

Bio(s)-

Rolland Hein, professor emeritus from Wheaton College, also graduated from Wheaton in 1954. Having recieved a BD degree from Grace Theological Seminary and a PhD from Purdue University, he taught English at Bethel College, St. Paul, until 1970. His writings include George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker and Christian Mythmakers. He currently conducts a class in myth at the Wade Center on Saturday mornings. He and his wife, Dorothy, live near St. Charles, Illinois.

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