What Music Can Teach Us About Discipleship

6 minutes By Santiago Pinzon One of the most legendary film scores in cinema history is that of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The score – composed, orchestrated, and conducted by Howard Shore – immerses viewers into the sprawling world of Middle Earth, making the cultures and characters residing in it feel real to viewers, despite […]

Tolkien and Immortality

15 minutes Written by Mary Biese (Notre Dame) | Edited by Mary Boneno The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Mary Boneno. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact […]

The Monsters and the Lights: Evil, Darkness, and Light in Tolkien’s Legendarium

12 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Mary Biese, University of Notre Dame “Evidently I have […]

What Has the Shire to Do with Rome?

4 minutes By John Tuttle, Benedictine College The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been enjoyed by readers of the general public as well as by faithful Christians. In the years since its publication, it has proven its ageless enchantment […]