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The Hobbit : discovering grace and providence in Bilbo's adventures, Joseph Pearce

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The Hobbit : discovering grace and providence in Bilbo's adventures
Title
The Hobbit
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discovering grace and providence in Bilbo's adventures
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Joseph Pearce
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eng
Summary
In this course, Professor Joseph Pearce shows that Tolkien's own words about The Lord of the Rings being a "fundamentally religious and Catholic work" also apply to The Hobbit. Professor Pearce guides you through various life lessons discovered through an in-depth reading of The Hobbit: Bilbo grows in maturity, wisdom, compassion, self-sacrifice, and heroism over the course of his journey to the Lonely Mountain. At the end of the novel, Gandalf proclaims that Bilbo is no longer the hobbit he was, and we know that he is changed for the better. The meaning of life is to grow in virtue and holiness by learning the lessons of our adventures so that we can return "home" to God in Heaven. In The Hobbit, Bilbo is time and again protected and rewarded by "luck" or "good fortune. " The "luck" present in The Hobbit is nothing other than the hand of providence and grace. In order to survive our life's journey like Bilbo, we need the supernatural assistance of grace and providence. Over and over again in the book, Tolkien presents characters who have fallen prey to dragon-sickness: pride and lust for gold or other material possessions. The Hobbit serves as a cautionary meditation on Matthew 6:21: "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "Tolkien's profoundly Catholic worldview allows us to transcend a simply literal reading of the story and discover its theological richness. Bilbo Baggins and his adventures can serve as a mirror for our journey through life. Even though we won't find ourselves traveling through goblin-infested mountains, chased by spiders, or threatened by trolls, we can see that virtue is only attained through grace by slaying the monsters and demons which try to prevent our passage into eternal glory
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Midwest
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1961-
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Pearce, Joseph
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other
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Read by Joseph Pearce
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  • Pearce, Joseph
  • hoopla digital
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  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Theology in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Christian fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Authors, English
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Myth in literature
  • Rings in literature
  • Good and evil in literature
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adult
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The Hobbit : discovering grace and providence in Bilbo's adventures, Joseph Pearce
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12686141?utm_source=MARC
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 46 min.))
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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  • 9781505115611 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • 1505115612 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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12686141
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MWT12686141
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sound
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Label
The Hobbit : discovering grace and providence in Bilbo's adventures, Joseph Pearce
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12686141?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 46 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9781505115611 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • 1505115612 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12686141
Publisher number
MWT12686141
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable
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