Tag: J.R.R. Tolkien

Meeting Gollum ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Joseph Pearce How could one possibly identify with the utterly pathetic and self-centred Gollum? The only answer, I came to understand with a sickening sense of resignation, is that those who identify with Gollum are those whose own identity has been gollumized by… Continue Reading “Meeting Gollum ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Parable & Middle-Earth: “The Good News of the Return of the King” ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Bradley J. Birzer Michael Jahosky argues in his new book that J.R.R. Tolkien engaged in the telling of a parable, and that the great author wanted to create Christian art and mythology, not Christian propaganda… — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/08/good-news-return-king-michael-jahosky-bradley-birzer.html

“The Lord of the Rings”: Read It and Weep ~ The Imaginative Conservative

By Dwight Longenecker As our own society seems plunged into ever darker decadence and despair, the beauty, truth and goodness of Tolkien’s classic is an astringent balm. It is the bright clear air of a spring morning in the midst of the contemporary atmosphere… Continue Reading ““The Lord of the Rings”: Read It and Weep ~ The Imaginative Conservative”

Tolkien Society to Examine Diversity in The Lord of the Rings – Michael Foust

By Michael Foust — Read on http://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/michael-foust/tolkien-society-to-examine-diversity-in-the-lord-of-the-rings.html

Tolkien and Theology ~ The Imaginative Conservative: Bradley J. Birzer

By Bradley J. Birzer — Read on theimaginativeconservative.org/2021/06/tolkien-theology-bradley-j-birzer.html

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