Considered by many to be one of the greatest books of the twentieth century, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings continues to resonate in a world fraught with evil but yearning for good. On Nov. 9-10, come explore Tolkien’s masterpiece at the “Celebrating Middle Earth” conference on the campus of Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Hosted by the C.S. Lewis Institute, the conference will examine the rich literary background of The Lord of the Rings, its moral and spiritual truths, and the fascinating life of the man who created Middle Earth.
Speakers include renowned thinker and writer Peter Kreeft, author of more than twenty books; Joseph Pearce, author of the acclaimed biography, Tolkien, Man and Myth; and members of SPU’s distinguished faculty. As a special treat, the opening celebration will feature a performance of the award-winning “Lord of the Rings Symphony” by the SPU Symphonic Wind Ensemble directed by Gerry Marsh. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.