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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unpublished notes, The Nature of Center-earth, joins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 anticipate to see
    revealed
  • 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 guide
  • How Tolkien’s obsession with consistency almost destroyed his
    legendarium
  • Potential issues with the theology of Center-earth
  • Anti-Catholic bias in modern Tolkien fandom and
    scholarship

Hyperlinks

Carl Hostetter, The Nature of
Center-earth 
https://www.harpercollins.com/merchandise/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 assets really useful:

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&record=PLasMbZ4s5vIXZtwVbmyh6sTE56uiI_t0C

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