Lisa Coutras, PhD, is a theology scholar, author, and speaker. She holds a PhD in Theology and Religious Studies from King’s College London, where she had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of internationally known theologian and C.S. Lewis scholar, Alister McGrath. She also has an MTh in Applied Theology from the University of Oxford, as well as a BA in Philosophy and Writing from Houghton College.

Dr. Coutras enjoys giving lectures and presentations on the theological aesthetics of J.R.R. Tolkien. Her book, Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth, was published in 2016 by Palgrave MacMillan.