Celebrating Middle-Earth: The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization

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John G. West
Inkling Books, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 107 pages
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In Celebrating Middle-earth six writers explore the important place that J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings occupies in the literary, political and religious traditions of Western society. Those writers are: John West, Peter Kreeft, Janet Blumberg, Joseph Pearce, Kerry Dearborn and Phillip Goggans. Each discusses the deeper message beneath the story.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
The Lord of the Rings as a Defense of Western Civilization
15
Ten Uncommon Insights about Evil
31
The Literary Backgrounds of The Lord of the Rings
53
The Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings
83
Theology and Morality in The Lord of the Rings
95
The Lord of the Rings and the Meaning of Life
103
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JOHN G. WEST, JR., is assistant professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle.

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