Lewis and Tolkien Debate Myths and Lies

The following 8:45-minute clip is from EWTN’s documentary “Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’: A Catholic Worldview” (2011). It portrays a debate between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien on whether or not myths are lies. This debate was instrumental in C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christianity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzBT39gx-TE

Kevin O’Brien, director and founder of the Theater of the Word, Incorporated, a Catholic convert from atheism, plays the role of Tolkien. Al Marsh is C.S. Lewis.

The whole thing is here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjCfb35jqZ0

The narrator is Joseph Pearce, a Catholic convert from agnosticism, writer and professor of literature. The script is based on his book Tolkien: Man and Myth, A Literary Life.

Transcript of the 8:45-minute clip: Myths_and_Lies_Tolkien_Lewis.pdf

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