The Battle for Middle-Earth Paperback

Tolkien's Divine Design in "The Lord of the Rings"

by Rutledge Fleming;

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The Battle for Middle-Earth

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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."

The Battle for Middle-Earth by Rutledge Fleming was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in January 2004 and is our 54668th best seller. The ISBN for The Battle for Middle-Earth is 9780802824974.

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Details for The Battle for Middle-Earth

Page last updated 27th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (January 2004)
Number of Pages381
Thickness25 mm
Height235 mm
Width160 mm
Product Code25887
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