Fr. Andrew on Tolkien
Updated: Jun 12
Is there a relationship between Middle-earth and Orthodox Christianity? What happens when you read Tolkien with the Bible in mind, especially the weird stuff like angels, gods, demons and giants? Can reading Tolkien make someone Christian or a better Christian? Join Orthodox Christian archpriest and Tolkien and Mythology scholar Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick for 5 nights this fall to find out. Registration Opens June 12th at 7 PM
WHEN: 7pm EDT on Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22.
Required reading prior to class:
- The Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings
- Selected chapters of The Silmarillion will be assigned for certain sessions
- Beowulf (any translation is fine, but Tolkien's is preferred)
- Tolkien's essay "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics"
- Tolkien's essay "On Fairy-stories"