Joseph Pearce, author, biographer and catholic convert, explores the Catholicism of the Lord of the Rings, the book that many popular polls and critics called the most popular book of the 20-th century and one of the greatest books ever written. J.R.R. Tolkien himself calls it a fundamentally catholic work. By how is it Catholic if there's no mention of Christ or His Church anywhere in the book? Joseph Pearce begins by briefly talking about the key points in life of J.R.R. Tolkien, his affect on C.S. Lewis conversion to Christianity and then answers these questions, taking the viewer on a step-by-step journey through the most important allegories to the Catholic theology hidden in this masterpiece. The program features reenactment of characters of J.R.R. Tolkien and his literary friend C.S. Lewis on the subjects of religion and myths. Written by
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At my first coming into the world I had been implicitly warned never to trust a Papist, and at my first coming into the English Faculty explicitly never to trust a philologist. Tolkien was both.