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Randel Helms

Born: Nov 6, 1942

Birthplace: Montgomery

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Randel Helms

Date of Birth : Nov 6, 1942
Birth Place : Montgomery

Randel McCraw Helms is an American professor of English literature, a writer on J. R. R. Tolkien and critical writer on the Bible. Helms studied at University of California, Riverside, B.A. 1964, University of Washington, Ph.D. 1968, then taught from 1968 at the University of California as assistant professor of English, before becoming professor at the Department of English, Arizona State University. In 2007 he established the Randel and Susan McCraw Helms Homecoming Writing Contest for undergraduate students. As Loyce Randel Helms he wrote his dissertation on William Blake: Artful thunder: a literary study of prophecy He has also written on Blake's "Everlasting Gospel". Helm's writings on Tolkien include Tolkien's world and Tolkien and the Silmarils. Helms has written a series of books using Higher Criticism to analyze the Bible. In "Gospel Fictions", Helms shows how the Gospel writers used the Old Testament as a source of material to build up fictional details about events surrounding Jesus. See also "Who wrote the Gospels?" In The Bible against itself, Helms writes on the inside front cover that " The Bible is a war zone and its authors are the combatants "


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