Lord of the Rings

Joseph Loconte Christianity & National Security 2023

Joseph Loconte’s lecture at Christianity & National Security 2023. Joseph Loconte discusses C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and their perspectives on…

Ambiguity and Violence:  A Christian Perspective

There is a fundamental ambiguity in the ability of humans to both good and evil

Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Time at War Gave Him True Moral Realism
Game of Thrones vs. Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Time at War Gave Him True Moral Realism

Contrary to detractors like George R.R. Martin who say that Tolkien’s works are simplistic with a black and white view of morality, Tolkien wasn’t oblivious to how terrible the world can be, having been on the front line of the First World War.