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.


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