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Old 09-30-2002, 03:04 AM   #28
Estel the Descender
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Actually sir, the Christians regard the Resurrection of Jesus Christ as the eucatastrophe of the Christian story and not the Crucifixion. (Personally, I think that Jesus was trying to sing Psalm 22 but couldn't continue: that is why he said, "I could use a drink!" [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] )

As for the LotR eucatastrophe, don't you think that what Frodo went through was more like the Roman Catholic concept of martyrdom than that of the Crucifixion? like St. Francis of Assisi or, more recently, Padre Pio?

As for the generally Christian element in the LotR, what about the desire of the Elves to go to Faerie even though it would mean their death with the Christian statement, "To die is gain"?

[img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Just wondering. . .
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