You’ve almost definitely heard of Lord of the Rings; it’s pretty much the greatest fantasy epic in the history of Western Literature.
But do you know about its Catholic influence?
Joseph Pearce, one of the top Catholic intellectuals in the world and a leading Tolkien scholar, is joining Chris to talk about the trilogy that its author called a “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision.”
Pearce has written multiple books about Middle-Earth and Catholicism, and is the editor of multiple intellectual publications, such as the Imaginative Conservative. He’s also a friend of Chris’s.
Join their awesome conversation to learn about:
● The religious symbolism in LOTR
● How Tolkien’s faith formed his storytelling
● How a Catholic should read fantasy