Tolkien: More Prophetic than Ever

From a letter to Amy Ronald 16 November 1969 I meant to write to let you know how much I am perturbed by and sorry for your afflictions: poor dear. I pray for you – because I have a feeling (more near a certainty) that God, for some ineffable reason which to us may seem [Read More…]

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BBC to Broadcast Lost Tolkien recordings

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Lewis, Tolkien, and the Found Generation

An interesting piece in Forbes on how the Inklings managed to transform the trauma they suffered in WWI into something redemptive, healing, and sustaining for the generations following them: The lost generation dragged high culture down into nihilism and low culture into decadence, but the Found Generation founded a counter-counter-culture. The novels of Tolkien, and [Read More…]

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Snow White is a Lord of the Rings Sequel

…according to Cracked. Their ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to their newsletter. [Read more…]

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This is Awesome

Stephen Colbert does what he was born to do: [Read more…]

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The Centenary of the Silmarillion is being celebrated…

…by Brad Birzer over at The Imaginative Conservative. The Silmarillion is well worth reading. For those wondering about its relationship to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, this graphic explains it all for you: Suffice it to say that all the action of the latter books occurs on the last page and a [Read More…]

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Brad Birzer Reviews Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur

…and it sounds like it’s worth a read. [Read more…]

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A good piece on the Inklings in the Chronicle of Higher Education

here. It is an interest fact that great intellectual and cultural movements often began with bands of people united by the particular form of love called friendship. The Inklings are one such movement. The English Romantics another. Dominic and Francis are another. And the most revolutionary and (at the very least) culture-building band of friends [Read More…]

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The Beatles Wanted to Film “The Lord of the Rings” Starring Themselves

Tolkien, thanks be to God, said no. “Keep alive the memory of the age that is gone. so that people will remember the Great Danger and so love their beloved land all the more.” [Read more…]

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Brad Birzer on Tolkien’s Hope for the Modern World

A fine little essay over at the Imaginative Conservative. [Read more…]

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