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…

Listening to the Water and the Music – Part 2

Listening to the Water and the Music – Part 2

Part 2 – An interview with Dan Cruver and John Pletcher With this two-part, interview-style article, authors Dan Cruver and John Pletcher dialog regarding J.R.R. Tolkien’s unique use of the music and the water. In Part 1 they discussed a few of their favorite scenes where Tolkien includes the great trifecta of water, music, and…

Listening to the Water and the Music – Part 2

Listening to the Water and the Music – Part 1

Part 1 – An interview with Dan Cruver and John Pletcher With this two-part, interview-style article, authors Dan Cruver and John Pletcher dialog regarding J.R.R. Tolkien’s unique use of the music and the water. Enjoy their banter and insights!1. What are some favorite scenes where water and waterfalls show up in Tolkien’s legendarium? Dan: First,…