Tolkien - The Lord of the Ring

The grand trilogy -- "The Fellowship of the Rings," "The Two Towers," and "The Return of the King" has now been produced and conferred to the silver screen by Peter Jackson and his troupe, and the audiences of the world have now had a chance to assess the wonder of this modern myth in eleven hours time! As with the literary portrayal of Tolkien's myth, the matter is decided: whether in reading or in the theater, this story is perhaps one of the greatest fantastical epics of all time, perhaps on the level of Homer or Milton.

For me, there is little to say. I remain struck down not only by J.R.R. Tolkien's detailed story, but by Peter Jackson's interpretation and the phenomenal work of the cast and crew who have given to mankind a jewel of art which will last forever. I am grateful to all of you for bringing Tolkien to the screen .....

Below are some interesting articles I have assembled from the journal Christian History which pretty much sees the Tolkienesque phenomenon from the Christian point of view. A Tridentine Catholic (like Mel Gibson), J.R.R. Tolkien deserves to be critiqued and enjoyed, first of all, by those who share his worldview. Enjoy .....

  • The Man Behind the Myth

  • Good & Evil in Middle Earth

  • Meeting Professor Tolkien

  • The Christian Humanists

  • One Truth, Many Tales

  • Sacramental Imagination

  • Gallery: The Inklings

  • A Literary Friendship: Tolkien and Lewis

  • Hobbits & Englishmen

  • Father of Epic Fantasy

  • An Unexpected Party