Significance of J.R.R. Tolkien
$20 recommended donation + shipping/handling
Speaker: Dr. Timothy
Date Recorded: Mar 15, 2002
Available now: a key lecture on the significance of J.R.R. Tolkien
given by Dr. Tim Keller
in downtown Manhattan.
In this lecture, Dr. Keller brilliantly explores the deceptive depths of The Lord of
the Rings trilogy to understand Tolkien's goals, his methods, his
message, and his towering accomplishments.
Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is at once a work of prodigious scholarship and a work of dazzling imagination. Keller rightly sees The Lord of the Rings as a work of mythology rather than a work of fantasy. Keller believes the themes of Tolkien's mythology can be summed up in three simple, eloquent words: evil, grace, and hope.
Listen to this wonderful talk: its wisdom, its humor, and its unfeigned affection for its subject. Listen to it, and then re-read The Lord of the Rings (you know you will!) You will find it a richer, more moving experience. There is no higher praise.