Überhobbits: Engaging the Will To Power with Tolkien and Nietzsche

by | Mar 17, 2022

The Theology Pugcast
The Theology Pugcast
Überhobbits: Engaging the Will To Power with Tolkien and Nietzsche
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Tom unpacks themes from David Blount’s essay on Hobbits, Tolkien and Nietzsche in relation to the differing way power and is understood and related to. Blount compares the Hobbits rejection of becoming Überhobbits in contrast to Nietzsche’s dark vision of embracing the will to power. The guys engage in a variety of matters related to power, the will to power, the ring of power, and the counter vision which Christianity offers, especially as it’s expressed in the rich form of Tolkien’s stories and characters.