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The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind the Lord of the Rings

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The spiritual intensity of The Lord of the Rings is obvious to anyone who has read the trilogy or watched the films by Peter Jackson. Yet the majority of fans are still not aware that the authors was a devout Roman Catholic. In this book Stratford Caldecott reveals the deeper meanings of the text and films, drawing not only on the classic published works but also on Tolkie ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by The Crossroad Publishing Company
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Irene
Jan 11, 2015 Irene rated it really liked it
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It is a very clear book on the spirituality and catholic ideas in The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. It is very well documented and rooted in all of Tolkien's writings and it is basically rooted on the idea that the world and the mythology Tolkien created complements and it is previous to the Bible and the christian belief.
The essays included after the book are also very interesting, specially the one on Peter Jackson's movies and the differences in message with the book.
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Leila Bowers
One of the best books I have read on Tolkien, and hands-down the best reading/interpretation of the the destruction of the Ring and Mount Doom.
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