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The Lordship of Christ in The Lord of the Rings: Tolkienís Catholic Worldview
Friday, January 9, 2004

Is The Lord of the Rings a Catholic story? The Lord of the Rings, while a work of pure literature, also has a philosophic dimension. Dr. Kreeft explores the distinctively Catholic metaphysics, anthropology, epistemology, ethics, and politics in what many polled readers consider the greatest book of the 20th Century.

Dr. Peter Kreeft
Dr. Peter Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and has taught at numerous other institutions including Villanova University and Haverford College. Dr. Kreeft is a well-known author and lecturer on topics related to philosophy, ethics, theology and culture. He has authored approximately 40 books including: C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium, Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion and The Refutation of Moral Relativism. He is currently working on a book about the philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University and he pursued postgraduate studies at Yale University. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships including the Yale-Sterling Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship and the Newman Alumni Scholarship.  
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