The Commons #17: Tolkien's Sacramental Vision, with Craig Bernthal
In this episode of The Commons, Brian Phillips chats with Dr. Craig Bernthal, professor of English at Cal State Fresno, about J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Bernthal is the author of Tolkien's Sacramental Vision: Discerning the Holy in Middle Earth.
- How Dr. Bernthal discovered a love of Tolkien
- What a sacramental vision is and how Tolkien captures it
- Tolkien as medievel in a modern world
- Tolkien's interesting story
- Tolkien's vision of the universe as it plays out in Middle Earth
- and much more