Matthew Stewart, S.J.,is a native St. Louisan and has degrees in music and theology from Saint Louis University. Before entering the Jesuits, he taught at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., and St. Louis University High School in his hometown. He is

It's a dangerous business: Martin Freeman continues his journey as Bilbo Baggins in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." (Photo courtesy Grace Hill Media)
Matthew StewartDecember 13, 2012
I have seen Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy more times than I can count, but have not read J.R.R. Tolkien’s book.  And, although I read The Hobbit when I was in middle school, I don’t remember much about it.  Therefore, in considering the merits of Jackson&