Unlocking The Lord of the Rings

October 28, 2021

Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce, author of Tolkien: Man and Myth and Frodo’s Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings, will give a talk on “Unlocking the Lord of the Rings” on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Canyon Commons 101-103. 

Tolkien described The Lord of the Rings as “a fundamentally religious work.” Pearce unlocks the symbolism that allows Tolkien’s epic to be read and understood on the deepest level of religious significance and Christian meaning.

Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as varied as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. He is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also the Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.