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!


Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love

by Lisa Coutras | 2017 Celebrate Tolkien Conference

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 theological aesthetics and the narrative theology of J.R.R. Tolkien. Her book, Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth, was published in 2016 by Palgrave McMillan.