Season 7’s charter—by way of a rollicking argument about Alan Jacobs’ The Year of Our Lord 1943 and Tolkien’s idea of eucatastrophe.
Major figures we discuss in this episode:
- Alan Jacobs’ recent work The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisi
- Jacques Ellul
- C. S. Lewis
- T. S. Eliot
- Jacques Mauritain
- Simone Weil
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Lord of the Rings
- The Silmarillion
- eucatastrophe: from “On Fairy Stories” (published in The Monsters and the Critics)
Other topics/figures/books/etc. we mentioned:
- The Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate
- “A Conflict of Crypto Visions” – Arjun Balaji on Thomas Sowell’s A Conflict of Visions
- Oliver O’Donovan – see especially his Resurrection and Moral Order
- natural law and the naturalistic fallacy
- Chris’ newsletter and specifically his issue on 1943: Have We Already Lost?
Also, Audio Hijack saved our bacon because Chris’ computer temporarily lost power due to a blizzard—and we lost nothing. If you’re in the business of audio and on a Mac, you should check out Rogue Amoeba’s excellent apps.
- ”Me Nasi” by Panfur
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
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- Jake Grant
- Jeremy W. Sherman
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- Spencer Smith
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