Spotlighting Tolkien Resources – The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth

Spotlighting Tolkien Resources – The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth

The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places that Inspired Middle-earth  by John Garth Reflections by Dan Cruver and John PletcherFor many years, fans and scholars alike have enjoyed conjecturing about those places—the regions, locales, and situations—that might have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterful creation of Middle-earth. John Garth’s recent book aims to make a significant contribution…

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,…

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,…