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Chocolate Raspberry Rapture

Need: 1 10” fluted edge tart pan with removable bottom
1 pre baked pie crust
1 cup flour (4.1 oz)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening (butter flavored)

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Classical Virtues in The Lord of the Rings

Louis Markos, Ph.D., is a professor in English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University and hold the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. Dr. Markos is a respected and widely requested speaker on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and Christian worldview as well as the arts, education, the new age, apologetics and Ancient Greece and Rom. He is the author of several books and numerous lectures and articles. His most recent book is On the Shoulders of Hobbits: the Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis.

This talk is part of the April 2019 bundle available here.

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Sam, Gandalf, and the Resurrection

Sam Gamgee: “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue?“

The resurrection is the answer to Sam Gamgee’s question. Yes, everything sad is going to come untrue…

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Adoption and Our Hobbit-like Peril

There is a great scene toward the beginning of the extended movie version of The Fellowship of the Ring. A table of hobbits are sitting together enjoying each others company when one of them says, “There’s been some strange folk crossing the shire I heard. Dwarves and others of a less than savory nature. War is brewing…

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Shire Cake

We made a cake (that’s the understatement of the year).
We comissioned this amazing cake to be made on camera so you could see one more unique way people are taking their Tolkien love to the next level.

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Roundtable Discussion With Joseph Pearce

This month, Zan sits down with Joseph Pearce to discuss Tolkien. Joseph’s deep knowledge and love for Tolkien’s writings will capture your imagination and bring a desire for more!

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Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

An organizational board on which I serve faced the pressing need to stretch already-thin resources of money, personnel, time, and energy. We needed to produce a plan to course correct, and I was tasked with leading the way. (I know, lucky me. Right?!) Ours was a desperate situation, and honestly, I felt overwhelmed.

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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Special Occasion Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 3 tsp baking powder 4-5 cups flour INSTRUCTIONS Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add baking powder. Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Chill dough (can freeze). Roll thin on floured cloth. Cut into shapes appropriate…

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Happy Valentines Day from Eucatastrophe.com

Four lovely quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, in seven total settings ready to send to your Valentine. We’ll send you each one in full resolution, suitable for printing AND a lower resolution version for emailing (or sharing). [Download is 50MB] Please use the form below and we’ll send you all seven files via email.   Any…

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Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan – Part 2

Please enjoy this (over 10 minutes!) excerpt of part 2 of our discussion with Mel Duncan. Mel grew up in Greenville, attending local schools and then Clemson. He has a passion for history, loves reading and following college sports. He is particularly fond of J. R. R Tolkien’s legendarium. In 2001 he married Lynda Robbins and the Lord has blessed them with three covenant children: Ford, Frances and Mary Elizabeth.

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As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”

 
Tolkien created a fully-imagined world. Middle-earth has a depth of diverse cultures, histories, geography, peoples, characters, family trees, languages, and calendars unrivaled in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Although Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory, he did say there’s always an abundance of applicability available for readers to use in their Present-earth lives and historical context.
 
Eucatastrophe.com strives to suggest new vistas of potential applicability for Tolkien fans to explore and enjoy, taking you deeper into Tolkien’s Middle-earth mythology.

 

Middle-earth resources for Present-earth enjoyment.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door...”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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