International Institute for Culture

Peter Kreeft on “The Lordship of Christ in The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Catholic Worldview”

January 9, 2004    7:30 PM       

Date: Friday, January 9th
Time: 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception
Speaker: Dr. Peter Kreeft, Author and Professor of Philosophy, Boston College
Topic: “The Lordship of Christ in The Lord of the Rings: Tolkien’s Catholic Worldview”
Cost: $15/person, $5/students with ID 
Dr. Peter Kreeft is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and has taught at numerous other institutions including Villanova University and Haverford College. Dr. Kreeft is a well-known author and lecturer on topics related to philosophy, ethics, theology and culture. He has authored approximately 40 books including: C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium, Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion and The Refutation of Moral Relativism. He is currently working on a book about the philosophy of J.R.R. Tolkien. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University and he pursued postgraduate studies at Yale University. He has been the recipient of a number of fellowships including the Yale-Sterling Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, the Danforth Asian Religions Fellowship and the Newman Alumni Scholarship.  
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The Lord of the Rings, while a work of pure literature, also has a philosophic dimension. Dr. Kreeft will explore the distinctively Catholic metaphysics, anthropology, epistemology, ethics, and politics in what many polled readers consider the greatest book of the 20th Century.  


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