The Catholic Tradition Podcast: Episode 40 – Tolkien and Aquinas


Jun 5, 2019

Tolkien is well-known to have been involved with the interior
consistency of his fictional world, from geography to historical past to
language. However he was additionally involved with one other type of
consistency: metaphysical consistency, not solely throughout the work however
between his work and actuality (as a result of he didn’t see the
storyteller’s process as offering a substitute for actuality however an
extension of it). Students have debated the character of Tolkien’s
metaphysics; Jonathan S. McIntosh contends that the considered St.
Thomas Aquinas offers essentially the most fruitful metaphysical lens with
which to look at Center-Earth.

Hyperlinks

The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St. Thomas, and the
Metaphysics of Faërie 
https://angelicopress.org/product/the-flame-imperishable/

Jonathan’s Flame Imperishable weblog https://jonathansmcintosh.wordpress.com/

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