Joseph Pearce is a Senior Contributor of The Imaginative Conservative. He is Senior Editor at the Augustine Institute, and Tolkien & Lewis Chair in Literary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. He is editor of the St. Austin Review, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses. His books include The Quest for Shakespeare, Tolkien: Man and Myth, C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church, Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton, and Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc.
On this episode of Off the Shelf we discuss two other titles. The recently released Heroes of the Catholic Reformation: Saints Who Renewed the Churchfrom Our Sunday Visitor and Frodo’s Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings. Many people lump the Reformation under one umbrella but as Joseph points out in Heroes of the Reformation there are actually three distinct categories to the Reformation. After we unravel this period of history Joseph and I turn our attention to J.R.R Tolkien and the hidden undercurrent of Catholicism that weaves throughout the Lord of the Rings.
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