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New EWTN Special on J.R.R. Tolkien

April 5, 2011 at 10:21 am by Celeborn  - 

Tolkien biographer Joseph Pearce and artist Jef Murray have collaborated on a new EWTN TV special on J.R.R. Tolkien that will be broadcast this week!. The production will include dozens of Jef’s illustrations of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and it will focus on the Catholicity of Tolkien’s magnum opus. Air dates for the show, which should be accessible worldwide over EWTN and online, are Wednesday, April 6 at 10pm EST, Friday, April 8 at 1pm EST, and Saturday, April 9 at 5am EST. For more information, see the EWTN website . [Click here]

Posted in Events, J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, Television, Tolkien on April 5, 2011 by Source: EWTN New EWTN Special on J.R.R. Tolkien | Discuss
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2 responses to “New EWTN Special on J.R.R. Tolkien”

  1. Ivart says:

    I read somewhere that in Tolkien last interview in 1971, Tolkien plainly stated that he did not intend The Lord of the Rings as a Christian allegory and that Christ is not depicted in his fantasy novels.

    The trailer for this show at EWTN a man said that i Tolkien based Lord of the Rings on catholicism.

    I think its kind of odd. Anyone who knows more about this?

  2. Rosalie says:

    @ Ivart, you are correct. Tolkien did not in anyway intend his works to be allegories for Christianity. I recommend this article, written by a Catholic priest, who explains it way better.
    http://www.dwightlongenecker.com/content/pages/articles/tolkien.asp

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