A Most Curious Tolkien Word – for your Week-after-Easter Motivation

A Most Curious Tolkien Word – for your Week-after-Easter Motivation

Like most inhabitants of Present-earth, you are probably not uproariously excited about going back to work after the holiday weekend. You might take heart as you move into your post-Easter workweek by pondering one rather quirky word, unique to Tolkien’s lexicon. Before we consider that word, it is important to know that our beloved Professor…

“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…