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When Wisdom Went Crazy: Athena’s Strange Behavior in The Odyssey

Wednesday, January 24th at 3:30pm EST

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The Hope of Hobbits and the Despair of Denethor: What Hobbits Serving Men in Middle Earth can Teach Men and Boys in Modern Earth

Recorded webinar available now!

Why it’s good to teach the trilogy to boys, and why it’s necessary to read as men: Mr. Tom Cox contrasts the optimism and faith of the hobbits (some of whom are self-admittedly quite young, like Pippin) with the decrepitude and despair of some older characters—particularly Theoden and Denethor. Each man meets a different end with a faithful hobbit by his side. What is it that these men (and hobbits) teach us about Hope and Despair in these (and all) trying times? In what ways can our sons relate to a hobbit when they can’t relate to the kings and lords of Middle Earth?

When Wisdom Went Crazy: Athena’s Strange Behavior in The Odyssey

Webinar goes live on Wednesday, January 24th at 3:30pm EST.

Athena wishes to rescue her favored hero Odysseus. However, when given the chance to rescue him, she declines the opportunity and goes instead to visit his son, Telemachus. Later, when Odysseus is stranded on a foreign shore, Athena has another opportunity to rescue Odysseus, but again declines, choosing instead to speak to the princess Nausicaa in a dream. Why would the goddess of Wisdom behave in this bizarre way? It turns out she has some very good reasons, and one consistent purpose...

All Webinars:

When Wisdom Went Crazy: Athena’s Strange Behavior in The Odyssey
What Hobbits Serving Men in Middle Earth can Teach Men and Boys in Modern Earth
53:02
Teaching the Truths of the Faith through Art
39:13