Middle-earth Links

Frodolivesin.us – The link goes to a series of essays about the Catholic aspects of Tolkien’s masterpiece. There are many other articles and other fun stuff there too.

Jef Murray, Ted Nasmith, Joe Gilronan – Marvelous Tolkien artists!

When I am Weak, Then I Am Strong: Frodo’s Providential Heroism – Enough said

Was Tolkien an Evangelist? – Blog post by Fr. Dwight Longnecker

Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings – Great blog about how we can learn from those in Middle-earth. It has certainly taught me some things I didn’t know

A Light That Darkness Cannot Kill: Sam’s Song to Frodo – Epic poem

O For a Star: Frodo’s Song in Shelob’s Lair – Another marvelous poem

Rings of Love: J. R. R. Tolkien and the Four Loves – Essay on the meaning of love as shown in the Red Book. See also this one on the same topic.

Light and High Beauty: The Virtue of Hope in The Lord of the Rings – We need hope so badly in this world of ours

Signum University – Get a Master’s Degree online by studying Tolkien and others. Yes!

Christianity and Middle-earth – A collection of essays and poems. I read Frodo and Grace years ago and it continues to move me as a great tribute to the Ring-bearer and the suffering he endured.

The Ring and I by Chris Utley – Great essay that we are all Ring-bearers of one kind or another, carrying our own Ring, which we cannot bear to destroy but must.  A beautiful tribute also to those who will aid in our quest to do so.

The Fellowship of the King – A lot of great stuff here from Middle-earth and beyond. Some of the essays above have come from there.

Tolkien Britta – Britta Siemen’s Tolkien/Middle-earth site

Middle-earth and J. R. R. Tolkien – Blog by Michael Martinez


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