2005: Tolkien's Catholic Myth



The Fall 2005 Catholic Culture Series, “Valor, Fellowship, and Sacrifice: Tolkien’s Catholic Myth,” considered the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, particularly his Lord of the Rings trilogy, and how they “gave us such a deepened Catholic vision and understanding of the world.” Following the popularity of the Peter Jackson film adaptations, the lectures were packed, with audiences of 250 each night. Sadly, no videos are available for this series.

  • “J.R.R. Tolkien: A Catholic Writer for Our Uncatholic Age,” Ralph Wood, Baylor University
  • “Tolkien: Truth and Myth,” Joseph Pearce, Ave Maria University
  • “J.R.R. Tolkien’s Literary Politics,” Mary Keys, University of Notre Dame
  • “Missing the Spirit: The Scouring of the Shire, Tolkien’s Catholicism, and Peter Jackson’s Return of the King,” Greg Wright, Puget Sound Christian College

Past Series