Interesting piece…

Interesting piece… December 10, 2012

…as the director and cast of The Hobbit ruminate a bit on Tolkien’s Catholicism.

"Actually, let me rephrase that. My point is that the Pilgrims and their famous journey ..."

Thanksgiving and the Puritan Paradox
"In the words of the man you loathe: "You also had some very fine people ..."

Thanksgiving and the Puritan Paradox
"Oh sure, medieval Catholics. It could be argued that medieval Catholics had more fun than ..."

Thanksgiving and the Puritan Paradox
"God created each of us as unique individuals in His image, not as groups to ..."

Of Dogs, Fleas, and Jordan Peterson

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Catholic
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Rachel K

    I taught “The Hobbit” at a Catholic middle school a few years ago, and we got almost an entire class out of Bilbo’s decision to spare Gollum–the way this scene was clearly informed by Tolkien’s Catholicism, the way it parallels other life issues, debating whether or not this was the correct decision, all sorts of good stuff.