The Bookening

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Summary

In this episode we discuss the monsters in Beowulf.

Show Notes

In this episode we discuss the monsters in _Beowulf—_Grendel, his mother, and the dragon. Why monsters? Why fight them? Is the modern urge to feel sympathy for Grendel justified?

Then we figure out What It All Means. Is Beowulf some kind of elaborate Christian apology like Pastor Douglas Wilson thinks it is? Or is it just a cool poem about a bro fighting some demons or whatev?

After that, Jake goes to battle with Brandon again, in an attempt to reclaim his Kenning Contest honor.

What is The Bookening?

3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.