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The Second Post About Hacksaw Ridge and The Lord of the Rings

Here is my first post about those things, ‘Piecemeal Miracle.’ This carries on in that general direction.

…With the Seventy-Seventh there marched perhaps the most unusual hero in the annals of American arms.

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The PhD as Quest: The Movie!!

In 2013, I presented a paper at the excellent biennial Stellenbosch conference on doctoral supervision. It drew on the poet W.H Auden’s discussion of the ‘hero’ as a key component in Quest literature, a form of story known to all cultures throughout recorded history. 209 more words

My plan for (finally) reading the Harry Potter books (and why I haven't read them already)

Just to warn you, this is one of my longer and more bizarre posts…

TL;DR: I’m going to read the Harry Potter books for a really bizarre reason. 1,157 more words

Reading: General

Reading "The Lord of the Rings": "The Choices of Master Samwise"

We have finally come to the concluding chapter of The Two Towers, and one of my very favourite chapters in the entire The Lord of the Rings.  735 more words

silver line

“The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass.”  (J.R.R. Tolkien)


The 15th Anniversary: “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”

Under the Radar’s very first print issue came out in December 2001. In honor of our 15th Anniversary some of our writers are reflecting on some of their favorite albums (and movies and TV shows) from 2001, that are also celebrating their 15th anniversary. 1,009 more words


Victory Set in Motion

Psalm 120 – 131

Tuesday, January 17

J.R.R. Tolkien, the author responsible for the conversion of C.S. Lewis, insisted that his series, The Lord of the Rings, was not a direct metaphor or allegory of the Christian message, yet this series is steeped in Tolkien’s faith. 595 more words