Asbury English Professor Speaks on Latest Book

Dr. Devin Brown, English Professor at Asbury University, is a Lilly Scholar and in addition to other literature classes, teaches a course on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.
Dr. Devin Brown, English Professor at Asbury University, is a Lilly Scholar and in addition to other literature classes, teaches a course on C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University English Professor Dr. Devin Brown will speak twice on Nov. 26 on “The Christian World of The Hobbit,” his recently released book that investigates the spiritual underpinning of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous work.

At 10 a.m., Brown will deliver a devotional message on the topic during Chapel in Hughes Auditorium. At 4 p.m., he will speak more academically in the Kinlaw Library Board Room, where he will be available to sign copies of his book and answer questions. Both events are free and open to the public.

Brown is the author of three books about C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia series: “Inside Narnia: A Guide to Exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Inside Prince Caspian” and “Inside the Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” “The Christian World of The Hobbit” is his first work about one of Tolkien’s books. A film adaptation of “The Hobbit” is set to release in the United States in December.

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