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Tolkien on Temptation, Temperament, and Theology
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An online talk exploring temptation and character flaws in Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings.'

Are some people inherently good, and some evil? 

Are some characters simply helpless in the face of their flaws, or can they be overcome?  Do our choices in the moment or a predetermined destiny dictate whether we will do well or fail in the spiritual and moral tests we face?  With the help of Galadriel and Gollum, Saruman and Samwise, Frodo and Faramir, and more, we will see how The Lord of the Rings sheds light on temptation, character, and providence.

The Reverend Philip Hobday is a parish priest in Reading and is currently completing a doctorate on the theology of the sixteenth-century Church of England theologian, Richard Hooker.

Speaker: The Rev’d Philip Hobday

Date & Time: Tuesday 23 February, 7.30-9pm  (Participants will be able to join the event from 7.15pm)

Cost:    £10 (students £6)

Venue: Online via Zoom.

If you’d like to attend the event but are not free to join us live, please do buy a ticket and you’ll receive the joining details (in case your plans change) and an email detailing how to get in touch for a recording of the talk.

Joining on Zoom on the night

As this talk will be hosted over Zoom, participants will need access to a device which has audio in order to be able to hear. You can also join by dialling in using a telephone, but won't be able to see the speaker or any visual aids. 

Instructions for joining the talk will be sent via email between 5-5.30pm on the day of the event. If you have not received these details by 5.30pm, please call 01727 890205.

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