TAN Direction Episode 31: J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Episode 31: J.R.R. Tolkien

Joseph Pearce delves into the life and philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien, the renowned author of The Lord of the Rings. Understand Tolkien’s deep Catholic faith and how it influenced his works, especially the fundamentally religious and Catholic nature of The Lord of the Rings. Explore Tolkien’s upbringing, his love for language and mythology, and his friendship with C.S. Lewis. Realize the symbolic significance of dates in The Lord of the Rings and appreciate Tolkien’s profound reflections on the purpose of life and the Blessed Sacrament.

Meet Your Host

Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.

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