The Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings: The Theological Vision in Tolkien’s Fiction

Taught by Joseph Pearce

Despite the absence of any direct mention of Christ or the Catholic Church, Tolkien described his work as “fundamentally religious and Catholic.” He was able to infuse his fictional world with theological orthodoxy through his creation myth and world order, by endowing his protagonists with Christian virtues, and by incorporating themes of grace and mercy.

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