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Jonathan Witt

Jonathan Witt
Jonathan Witt, Ph.D. is a former English professor and co-author of the Ignatius Press book The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom that Tolkien Got, and the West Forgot. He is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He has written many popular and academic articles, scripted three documentaries that have appeared on PBS, and is the co-author of A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature. He also served as the lead writer for the PovertyCure Series and the award-winning film Poverty, Inc.
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The story of the god of the gaps ends like a bad dream. The scientist has scaled the mountains of ignorance, he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have...
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Did Bilbo Baggins steal the One Ring from Gollum? Tolkien geeks debate the issue to this day. The more interesting question: Did author J.R.R. Tolkien steal the ring from Richard Wagner? In our chapter on the ring...
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In Joseph Pearce’s second critique of our work on Tolkien’s political thought, he begins by saying he hardly knows where to start. We would like to suggest, respectfully, that Mr. Pearce start by reading
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Joseph Pearce, whose work we appreciate, has issued a critical response in The Imaginative Conservative to our new book from Ignatius Press about J.R.R. Tolkien’s political and economic vision. Or rather, he has issued...
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Too many pundits, politicians, and priests nowadays treat war as a relic of a barbaric past. President Obama speaks for many when he denounces ISIS and other terrorist groups by invoking the date on the calendar. Nevertheless,...