This week we have on our one and only assistant to the podcast hosts Paul Lytle. He joins us as we talk about what “eucatastrophe” is and how that fits into the Christian meta-narrative we have been covering in this series on Lord of the Rings.

As we dive into the last portion of the meta-narrative, the consummation portion, we start off with the idea and word Tolkien himself made up: Eucatastrophe. This idea is the turning point in a story from where things look hopeless and in the end to a hope and victory.

Discussing eucatastrophe in LOTR, we all take turns talking about the point we like that reflects this idea best to us.

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Be sure to check out Paul and his art that he creates and participates in with these links below:

paullytle.com

P. the Calvinerd on YouTube

The Reformed Tolkienian Facebook page

Our Reco’s from the cast: 

Tolkien Professor – podcast

On Fairy Stories – Tolkien

Tolkien’s Letters

Roverandrum – Children Novel

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Roy Uptain’s Art

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Intro Music: Akkadian Empire by Audio Machine

Ending Song: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

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