The Gospel According to the Hobbit
Like Star Wars, The Divine Comedy, and Moby Dick, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is the story of a hero’s journey. This helps to explain, of course, why, like those other narratives, it has proved so perennially compelling.
Bishop Robert Barron takes a look at the Catholic themes that underlay the book, and the Movie.
He concludes that “..it is a narrative spun by a serious Catholic who wants to communicate the still surprising ethics of the Gospel“