Category: J. R. R. Tolkien

  • J. R. R. Tolkien, Silmarillion (1977)

    Silmarillion

    Silmarillion (1977) Apr 15, 2022 Introduction to The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien Upon completion of The Lord of the Rings, new readers often turn to The Silmarillion. But J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic collection of mythopoeic stories—covering everything from the creation of Eä (the Ainulindalë), the Valar and Mayar, the creation of the Elves as well as the events…

  • J. R. R. Tolkien, Smith of Wootton Major (1967)

    Smith of Wootton Major

    Smith of Wootton Major (1967) Oct 14, 2022 Tolkien and Allegory w/ Graham Shea Tolkien fans, you don’t want to miss this episode! As Graham Shea notes, “Critics have long debated whether, and to what degree, J.R.R. Tolkien writes allegorically. Any answer to this question must attempt to reconcile Tolkien’s numerous comments about allegory, which…

  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (1954-1955)

    The Lord of the Rings

    Lord of the Rings (1954-1955), six “books” in 3 vols. Book 1 Sep 24, 2021 Into Lord of the Rings: Book 1, Fellowship of the Ring The Wade Center Podcast’s six-part, in-depth exploration of The Lord of the Rings has arrived precisely when it was meant to—just in time for Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day! In this…

  • C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952)

    Mere Christianity

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    Mere Christianity (1952) Dec 25, 2020 The Grand Miracle Is the Incarnation, like other miracles, a suspension or a reversal of the natural universe? Or, as Lewis writes in “The Grand Miracle,” is it “the central chapter” of history such that “every miracle exhibits the character of the Incarnation”? Join Drs. Crystal and David C. Downing…

  • Leaf by Niggle

    Leaf By Niggle (1945) Sep 10, 2021 Leaf by Niggle by J.R.R. Tolkien During his labor to create The Lord of the Rings, an allegorical and autobiographical story came to J.R.R. Tolkien “like a dream.” Some have described this short story, titled Leaf by Niggle (1945), as the “the hidden nucleus of Tolkien’s work.” As the Wade Center…

  • J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit (1937)

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit (1937) Not yet discussed. External links:

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Tolkien’s edition published in 1925, translation published in 1975) Dec 2, 2022 Tolkien and the Green Knight Did you know that the archaic language in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight colored J.R.R. Tolkien’s prose in The Lord of the Rings? Or that the characters in this medieval, fourteenth century, fairy tale…

Christine Colón Crystal Downing David Hooker David McNutt Graham Shea Jerry Root Laura Schmidt Marjorie Mead