Stratford Caldecott (born November 1953 in London) was an English author, publisher, and editor who during his teens had converted to Christianity when coming to a deep understanding of The Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. He and his wife Leonie founded a research center in Oxford, where J.R.R. Tolkien had been educated, in 1994.
For many decades Caldecott wrote essays and books concerning Tolkien and Catholicism.
He died in July of 2014 of prostate cancer.
Books and essays written Edit
- "Over the Chasm of Fire: Christian Heroism in The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings", contributed to Joseph Pearce's Tolkien: A Celebration (1999)
- "The Lord and Lady of the Rings", featured in Touchstone Magazine (2002)
- "The Horns of Hope: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Heroism of Hobbits", featured in The Chesterton Review, volume 28 (2002)
- The Power of the Ring: The Spiritual Vision Behind The Lord of the Rings (2005, 2011)