Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings Paperback

Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings

by Matthew T Dickerson;


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Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings

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J. R. R. Tolkien's timeless The Lord of the Rings trilogy has fascinated millions of readers, and now Peter Jackson's films are delighting countless viewers. While the huge success of these stories is remarkable, it's certainly no mystery. In a culture where truth is relative, morality is often irrelevant, and determinism threatens our human dignity, we are more than enchanted by the message of these tales: we have free will, our choices matter, and living a morally heroic life is indeed possible.

Following Gandalf explores the importance of free will and moral choices in Tolkien's Middle-earth, where moral victory, rather than military success, is the real story. Although he explores specifically Christian themes throughout (including salvation, grace, and spiritual hope), Dickerson suggests in the end that Tolkien's epic both is and is not a Christian story.

Not only does Dickerson seriously engage the literary texts, he further illustrates his arguments with fascinating excerpts from Tolkien's letters, illuminating the author's own compositional and thematic intentions.

Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings by Matthew T Dickerson was published by Brazos Press in October 2003 and is our 45416th best seller. The ISBN for Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of the Rings is 9781587430855.

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Page last updated 18th June 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherBrazos Press (October 2003)
Weight363g
Number of Pages234
Thickness19 mm
Height235 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781587430855
ISBN-101587430851
Product Code21114
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