“The Resurrection is the Eucatastrophe of the story of…”

“The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation. This story begins and ends in joy.” What does the word “Eu-cata-strophe” mean? To answer this question, we must always remember that J.R.R. Tolkien was first and foremost a student of languages. He was a brilliant philologist. So, what did Tolkien mean by his…

A Christmas Note from Tolkien

Imagine getting the above Christmas note from J.R.R. Tolkien… If you had received that note as a gift from him, how would it rank as one of the most thoughtful or memorable gifts you’ve ever received? Let us know! Here’s the transcription of Tolkien’s Christmas greeting:DEAR HUGH THIS IS JUST TO WISH YOU A HAPPY…

Tolkien Time Travel – Encounter Silmarillion Wonder

August 2018 Bundle Tolkien Time Travel Encounter Silmarillion Wonder   by John Pletcher Ever dreamed of being able to time travel? Perhaps you think such a phenomenon is impossible. I have good news! J.R.R. Tolkien would love to help fulfill your dream. Amidst readers’ fantastic enthusiasm for Tolkien’s writing, there is an oh-so-sad tragedy. And…

Wandering in Wonder

July 2018 Bundle Wandering in Wonder Present-earth Enjoyment from Middle-earth Beauty by Dan Cruver People love Tolkien because his writing elicits wonder. We love Middle-earth, in large part, because we long to enjoy its wonders in our daily Present-earth experience. Consider Peter Kreeft’s perspective on the wonder-eliciting power of Tolkien’sThe Silmarillion: “The Silmarillion is a…