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COVER STORY Covid19: Knowns, unknowns and unknown unknowns

EDITORIAL Reindustrialisation requires a major change of thinking

CANBERRA OBSERVED Labor in box seat for Eden-Monaro by-election

POST-COVID19 ECONOMY Technology Roadmap will put us on a road to nowhere

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Beijing move threatens Hong Kong's freedoms

CHILD SEX ABUSE Royal Commission wilfully ignored Pell evidence

FREE SPEECH Doctor deprived of right to practise for his views

POLITICS AND SOCIETY What's up with conservatism?

LIFE ISSUES A light for life: WA's Lifehouse

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 'The hours have lost their clock'

BIOGRAPHY The other Santamaria brother: Dr Joe

RURAL AFFAIRS Works in view to lower spillway of defective Paradise Dam

HUMOUR MacStuttles Adventure Safaris WA (Registered Trademark)

MUSIC One in a hundred years: Prince

LOCKDOWN CLASSIC TV SERIES Spying by numbers: The Prisoner

BOOK REVIEW Follow-up to a ground-breaking economic history

BOOK REVIEW A touch of grandeur

POETRY

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THE FLAME IMPERISHABLE:
Tolkien, St Thomas and the Metaphysics of Faƫrie

Jonathan S. McIntosh

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J.R.R. Tolkien was a profoundly metaphysical thinker, according to this new study of his works. The Flame Imperishable follows the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a guide in laying bare the deeper foundations of many of the more familiar themes from Tolkien's legendarium, including such notions as sub-creation, free will, evil, and eucatastrophe.

More than merely using Aquinas to illuminate Tolkien, however, this study concludes that, through its appropriation of many of the philosophical and theological insights of Aquinas, what Tolkien’s literary opus achieves is an important and unique landmark in the history of Thomism itself, offering an imaginative and powerful contemporary retrieval, interpretation, and application of Thomistic metaphysics for the 20th and 21 centuries.

 

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Jonathan McIntosh is Fellow of Humanities at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho.


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