Tolkien and Buddhist Influences: Thoughts and Perspectives
Cosmos and Logos Journal
Dr. Eden explores the unusual connections between Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Buddhism. While Christian imagery is normally addressed in Tolkien’s work, Dr. Eden suggests that Tolkien himself was influenced by Eastern philosophy and imparted some of this wisdom within his famous text.
Eden, Brad, "Tolkien and Buddhist Influences: Thoughts and Perspectives" (2015). Library Faculty Publications. Paper 44.