Project Advisor(s)

Dr. David Crowe

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

My Honors Capstone looks at the various critical responses to the theology of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, with a focus on Augustinian theology. It then posits that the modern/postmodern theology of Romano Guardini better encompasses the work’s theological depths and worth as a piece of literature.

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Gandalf and Guardini: A Fresh Look at the Theology of J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings

My Honors Capstone looks at the various critical responses to the theology of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, with a focus on Augustinian theology. It then posits that the modern/postmodern theology of Romano Guardini better encompasses the work’s theological depths and worth as a piece of literature.