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Rolland Hein Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-122

Scope and Contents

This collection is arranged in two series: Teaching Materials and Research Materials. The Teaching Materials series primarily focuses on the class Modern Mythology LIT 431, with emphasis on G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, Madeline L’Engle, John Bunyan, William Blake, and others. It includes syllabi and lecture notes from Dr. Hein as well as pertinent articles and some examples of student work.

The Research Materials series focuses on Dr. Hein’s personal research of George MacDonald and includes articles and notes with background on various aspects of MacDonald’s life. Most of this archive was left in the original ordering and folder titles of Dr. Hein.


  • Created: 1900-2004



1.00 box : 24 folders

0.5 Linear Feet

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This collection contains documents relating to the teaching and personal research of Dr. Rolland Hein, Professor Emeritus of English at Wheaton College. The majority of the materials consist of research on George MacDonald, and teaching notes from the class  Modern Mythology LIT: 431.

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Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

Articles by Rolland Hein:

Hein, Rolland. "Lilith: Theology through Mythopoeia." Christian Scholar's Review 3 n.3 (1973): 215-231. gm-ARTICLE

Hein, Rolland. "Life and Religion are One." Christian History n.86 (Carol Stream, IL: Christianity Today International). (Spring 2005): 16-21. gm-ARTICLE

Various articles by Dr. Hein appear in Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review (journal of The Marion E. Wade Center)

Books by Rolland Hein:

Hein, Rolland. "George MacDonald: Victorian Mythmaker." Nashville, Tennessee: Star Song, 1993.

---. "Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton and Others." Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 1998.

---. "The Harmony Within: The Spiritual Vision of George MacDonald." Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 1999.

---. "George MacDonald: Images of His World." Abilene, Texas: Pasture Spring Press, 2004.

---. "Growing With My Garden: Thoughts on Tending the Soil and the Soul." Chicago, Illinois: Cornerstone Press Chicago, 2004.

Books edited by Rolland Hein:

MacDonald, George. "George MacDonald: Creation in Christ." ed. Rolland Hein. Wheaton, Ill.: Harold Shaw , 1976.

---. "Life Essential: The Hope of the Gospel." ed. Rolland Hein. Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publ., 1974.

---. "World of George MacDonald: Selections From His Works of Fiction, The." Rolland Hein. Wheaton, IL : Harold Shaw Publ., 1978.

---. "The Miracles of Our Lord." Rolland Hein. Wheaton, Ill.: Harold Shaw Publ., 1980.

---. "The Heart of George MacDonald." editor Rolland Hein. Wheaton, Illinois: Shaw, 1994.

---. "Lilith: Vol. I." Rolland Hein. Whitethorn, California: Johannesen, 1998.

---. "Lilith: Vol. II." Rolland Hein. Whitethorn, California: Johannesen, 1998.

---. "Through the Year With George MacDonald: 366 Readings." Rolland Hein.  Winged Lion Press, 2012.

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

Wheaton College
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