The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 123 – The Nature of Center-earth

The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 123 – The Nature of Center-earth

Jan 21, 2022 Carl Hostetter, editor of a brand new quantity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s unpublished notes, The Nature of Center-earth, joins the present. Carl discusses: His collaboration with Christopher Tolkien resulting in this new quantity What different Tolkien writings we’d count on to see printed Why it might be good that Tolkien by no means completed

Jan 21, 2022

Carl Hostetter, editor of a brand new quantity of J.R.R. Tolkien’s
unpublished notes, The Nature of Center-earth, joins
the present.

Carl discusses:

  • His collaboration with Christopher Tolkien resulting in this new
    quantity
  • What different Tolkien writings we’d count on to see
    printed
  • Why it might be good that Tolkien by no means completed the Silmarillion
    in his lifetime
  • Tolkien’s Thomistic reflections on elvish hylomorphism, and
    different revelations contained within the new e book
  • How Tolkien’s obsession with consistency almost destroyed his
    legendarium
  • Potential issues with the theology of Center-earth
  • Anti-Catholic bias in up to date Tolkien fandom and
    scholarship

Hyperlinks

Carl Hostetter, The Nature of
Center-earth 
https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-nature-of-middle-earth-jrr-tolkien

Interview with Jonathan McIntosh about The Flame
Imperishable

https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/episode-40-tolkien-and-aquinas-jonathan-s-mcintosh/

Different sources advisable:

J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth’s Ring, vol. 10 of The
Historical past of Center-earth
, ed. Christopher Tolkien

Jonathan McIntosh, The Flame Imperishable: Tolkien, St.
Thomas, and the Metaphysics of Faërie

Tom Shippey, The Highway to Center-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien
Created a New Mythology

Verlyn Flieger, Splintered Mild: Logos and Language in
Tolkien’s World

Corey Olsen’s seminars on The Nature of
Center-earth
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duNayhMrrJ8&list=PLasMbZ4s5vIXZtwVbmyh6sTE56uiI_t0C

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