Many thanks to those who have offered to offered to write material on the story of Eowyn of Rohan. I can now say that a season on Eowyn will begin in the week of July 25th and will run through August. There is still time to send me your material. Please read my original blog post below for more details on how to take part. I am excited about this opportunity to reflect on Eowyn’s story and I hope that many will share in it as writers, commentators and readers.
During the life of this Blog that is a slow and careful reading of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and my own reflections upon the story, the characters and the great themes of the book, one character has inspired many comments from readers and that is Eowyn of Rohan.
Over the years many have criticised Tolkien for what they have perceived as his “male centred” story. One might argue that Eowyn, herself, demands the attention of the men in her world. We don’t know about the women as I cannot call to mind a single interaction between Eowyn and any other woman in the story. Perhaps that is something a reader might like to reflect upon.
For a number of years now I have been wrestling with what constitutes an authentic male spiritual journey to true maturity. The Lord of the Rings has helped me greatly with…
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