Dr. Joseph Loconte: How WWI Impacted C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

They were friends with two things in common — great literature and a great war. C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien both fought in World War I, which profoundly influenced their writings and drove them to Christ.

On today’s episode of the Great Stories podcast, Dr. Joseph Loconte joins Charles Morris to discuss the beloved books written by both authors in light of the spiritual crisis sparked by the conflict in WWI. Loconte has spent years exhaustively researching how these two men’s traumatic experiences in the first world war shaped their faith and their writing . . . and the way millions would later read and be influenced by their work.


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2 Comments

  • Laurel Slater says:

    Anchor Devotional incomplete:
    No 1st Page by Charles Morris
    No printed reading for Nov. 3 and 4, just blank pages; same for the upcoming Nov. 27 and 28.
    Blank last page of booklet, also.

    Please do forward these missing dates. I was unable to access on Internet.

    Thank you.
    I miss my daily Manna.

    • Corum Hughes says:

      Hi Laurel. I’m sorry to hear that there are pages missing. I have forwarded your message to our team who handles the printing and distribution of Anchors. For November 3 and 4, you can visit https://haventoday.org/anchor-archive/ to view any time. I’ll email November 27 and 28 to you directly so you can hav those ahead of time.

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