I’ve often heard that this great story (tlotr) has many similarities and influences regarding catholicism. I confess I don’t know much about Tolkien’s personal life but I heard he was a catholic.
My question is did Tolkien himself ever comment on the similarities of this story and his faith? Did he write it intentionally to be seen this way? Did he ever publically comment on the comparison of his book and catholicism? I know I have read that he was a language expert and kind of invented this “elvish” language and developed the lotr story from that? But what do we factually know about how his own faith may have influenced this story. Did he ever comment on this?