Tolkien expert interview at the Babylon Bee


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Sep 7, 2017
No, it's not satire. But it is a very interesting video if you're into Tolkien. :D

From the Babylon Bee's YouTube description:

Why didn’t the eagles fly Frodo to Mordor? Were Sam and Frodo gay? Was The Lord of the Rings intended to be a Christian work of literature? Dr. Austin Freeman is at The Babylon Bee to tell us what the theology of J.R.R. Tolkien was and also whether Amazon’s The Rings of Power should be cast into the fires of Mt. Doom. Dr. Austin Freeman is a lecturer at Houston Christian University and a classical school teacher who holds a PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written a new book about the theology of J.R.R. Tolkien called Tolkien Dogmatics.

@Johne - You may find the discussion between the 10-11ish minutes mark especially interesting. :)

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Oct 20, 2011
I've been really enjoying the Bee's interviews. They get on all kinds of people, but they disproportionally talk to creatives. It doesn't hurt that many of the staff are actors or writers themselves--and certainly not that they live within a comfortable drive from LA!

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