Tuesday, November 22, 2005

More lions and witches

A friend looked at my blog and said the only thing he liked was the comment on Narnia. So, bearing in mind my audience, here is another.

The BBC profiles Christianity in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

The Lion, the Witch... is a book that took three months to knock out yet won the hearts and minds of millions.

There can also be few children's books that contain so much theology as the Narnia stories. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is about atonement and resurrection, divine self-sacrifice and redemption. That might sound a bit much for a children's story, and something for parents rather than their audience to pick up on. But not necessarily.'

The Narnia books then are an unusual blend of the Bible, pagan legend, fairy tale, medieval epic, myth and parable. Perhaps the only thing missing is a hobbit.'

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