Joseph Pearce (born 1961) is an English Catholic literary scholar and author who has frequently written concerning C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G.K. Chesterton. He resides in the United States, and is a co-editor with Peter Kreeft of the international St. Austin Review.
Pearce wrote Tolkien: Man and Myth in 1998, compiled and edited Tolkien: A Celebration in 1999, and wrote Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in The Hobbit in 2012, followed later by Frodo's Journey: Discover the Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings in 2015.
In 2002 and 2003, he wrote forewords to Bradley J. Birzer's J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-earth and Richard Purtill's J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality and Religion.
- 1999 - "Tolkien and the Catholic Literary Revival" in his book Tolkien: A Celebration
- 2006 - Entries"Christ", "Church of England", "Darkness", "Heaven", "Incarnation", "Morgoth and Melkor", "Redemption", and "Saints" in Michael D. C. Drout's J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment
- 2011 - "The Lord of the Rings and the Catholic Understanding of Community" in Paul E. Kerry's The Ring and the Cross
- Joseph Pearce's page at the Aquinas College's website
- Interview on The Tolkien Road (ep.99 - "Christianity & LOTR") - with John Carswell