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The Resource The battle for Middle-Earth : Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings, Fleming Rutledge

The battle for Middle-Earth : Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings, Fleming Rutledge

Label
The battle for Middle-Earth : Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings
Title
The battle for Middle-Earth
Title remainder
Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings
Statement of responsibility
Fleming Rutledge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"J. R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings has long been acknowledged as the gold standard for fantasy fiction, and the recent Oscar-winning movie trilogy has brought forth a whole new generation of fans. Many Tolkien enthusiasts, however, are not aware of the profoundly religious dimension of the great Ring saga." "In The Battle for Middle-earth Fleming Rutledge employs a distinctive technique to uncover the theological currents that lie just under the surface of Tolkien's epic tale. Rutledge believes that the best way to understand this powerful "deep narrative" is to examine the story as it unfolds, preserving some of its original dramatic tension. This deep narrative has not previously been sufficiently analyzed or celebrated. Writing as an enthusiastic but careful reader, Rutledge draws on Tolkien's extensive correspondence to show how biblical and liturgical motifs shape the action. At the heart of the plot lies a rare glimpse of what human freedom really means within the Divine Plan of God. The Battle for Middle-earth surely will, as Rutledge hopes, "give pleasure to those who may already have detected the presence of the sub-narrative, and insight to those who may have missed it on first reading.""--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rutledge, Fleming
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
L63714 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Theology in literature
  • God in literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
Label
The battle for Middle-Earth : Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings, Fleming Rutledge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: The Hobbit
  • The Ring Sets Out
  • The Ring Goes South
  • The Treason of Isengard
  • The Ring Goes East
  • The War of the Ring
  • The End of the Third Age
Control code
52559213
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780802824974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003057287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The battle for Middle-Earth : Tolkien's divine design in The lord of the rings, Fleming Rutledge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: The Hobbit
  • The Ring Sets Out
  • The Ring Goes South
  • The Treason of Isengard
  • The Ring Goes East
  • The War of the Ring
  • The End of the Third Age
Control code
52559213
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 373 pages
Isbn
9780802824974
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003057287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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