Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love

Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love

This month has an extra week, so we’re including another piece of content this week. This talk was from our conference in 2017 by Lisa Coutras. If you heard our interview earlier this month, you’ll remember Lisa mentioning her appreciation for Lúthien. Well, here’s an entire talk about Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love! Enjoy!  Lisa Coutras…

The Most Beautiful Song

The Most Beautiful Song

In the very beginning of Tolkien’s world, before the stories of the great heroes came to pass, the Ainur were created by Ilúvatar. They sang the world into existence in the “Great Music” (The Silmarillion, 3). Ilúvatar instructed them to use the gifts and powers he had given to each in this song, to awaken…

Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty – Interview with Lisa Coutras

Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty – Interview with Lisa Coutras

Lisa Coutras Lisa Coutras is a theology scholar, author, and speaker. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies from King’s College London in an M.Th. in Applied Theology from the University of Oxford. She also obtained a B.A. in Writing and Philosophy from Houghton College. Lisa’s research interests lie in the realm of…

Spotlighting Tolkien Resources

Spotlighting Tolkien Resources

Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth, by Lisa Coutras Reflections by Dan Cruver and John PletcherDuring summertime 2020, we are spotlighting several of exceptional Tolkien resources that are favorites of the Eucatastrophe team. This month, we are featuring the work of Lisa Coutras. She holds a PhD in theology from King’s College,…