TRUE MYTHS

Concerning Hidden Realities and Human Destiny

Joy Beyond the Walls of the World: Why Catholics Should Embrace Tolkien's Beren and LĂșthien

John Carswell | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My latest article has been posted over at Catholic Exchange.

The story of Beren and Lúthien isn’t exactly a “feel good” story about an underdog triumphing against great odds. No, it reads as more of a tragedy than a comedy. Still, it is not strictly tragic, and like The Lord of the Rings, it hints at joy and peace beyond the sorrows of this world. In our time, as tragedy and grief seem to be mounting against us, we need to be reminded that sorrow and pain do not have the final say in our lives, even though it is so tempting to believe that they do.
Whatcha waitin for? Get on over thar and check it out!

Joy Beyond the Walls of the World: Why Catholics Should Embrace Tolkien's Beren and Lúthien

And as always, I'd love to continue the conversation with you in the comments below.

Share This Post



Leave a Comment

Captcha Image

Comments

Benjamin Fishburn commented on 01-Jul-2017 06:47 PM

That's cool I should recommend that to my friend because, he really struggles with it.


| |

About TrueMyths

Hi - I'm John. Welcome to TrueMyths, where I explore music, Christianity, literature, and culture. I'm co-host of The Tolkien Road podcast, and am the author of Tolkien's Requiem. You can learn more about TrueMyths here.

TrueMyths - Old Posts

Looking for an old TrueMyths post? If you can't find it here, it's probably over at the TrueMyths archive.

Books

Recent Entries


Archive


Categories