Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity
This article takes a look at the Christian themes in J.R.R. Tolkien's book, "The Lord of the Rings." It notes that Tolkien's books were endorsed by Christian writer C.S. Lewis for its anti-romantic and revolutionary appeal. It cites that Tolkien not only reflected the sentiments of the persecuted hero, but applied his Christian imagination to express elements of war such as suffering and death. It analyzes the humility and obedience reflected in the character of Frodo the Hobbit.
Vaughan, Geoffrey M. and Jennifer Vaughan. "The Hobbit Redemption: Christian Heroism & Humility in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien." Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity vol. 28 no. 5 (Sept/Oct 2015): pp. 27-31. http://www.touchstonemag.com/.