Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles

Revisiting Narnia: Fantasy, Myth and Religion in C. S. Lewis' Chronicles

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Theologians, psychologists, academics, feminists, and fantasists offer humor, insight, and fresh perspectives on the enchanting and beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. Such contributors as fantasists Sarah Zettel and Lawrence Watt-Evans, children's literature scholar Naomi Wood, and C.S. Lewis scholars Colin Duriez and Joseph Pearce discuss topics such as J.R.R.

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Theologians, psychologists, academics, feminists, and fantasists offer humor, insight, and fresh perspectives on the enchanting and beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. Such contributors as fantasists Sarah Zettel and Lawrence Watt-Evans, children's literature scholar Naomi Wood, and C.S. Lewis scholars Colin Duriez and Joseph Pearce discuss topics such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle Earth's influence on the conception of Narnia, the relevance of allegory for both Christians and non-Christians, the idea of divine providence in Narnia, and Narnia's influence on modern-day witchcraft. Fans of the wildly popular series will revel in the examination of all aspects of C.S. Lewis and his magical Narnia.

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"A fascinating book that will provide new ideas to think about ... this book should be on your short list."
Robert Trexler, editor, CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society

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This collection of essays explores a wide range of topics and offers a wealth of different viewpoints about Lewis and Narnia. Some of the essays are written by well-known Lewis scholars like Colin Duriez, Wesley Kort, and Joseph Pearce, others by the likes of Ingrid Newkirk, PETA's cofounder and president; Jacqueline Carey, a best-selling author and agnostic; and Sarah Zettel, a self-confessed "non-Christian, progressive, feminist liberal." Some are critical studies of "The Chronicles," both positive and negative; yet others are personal reflections about the books. Taken together, these disparate pieces provide a wonderfully stimulating read. For serious literary collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932100631
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Smart Pop series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

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"A fascinating collection of twenty-five essays ... If you want a book that will provide a variety of new ideas to think about, this book should be on your short list."
editor of CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society
From the Publisher

A fascinating book that will provide new ideas to think about ... this book should be on your short list."
Robert Trexler, editor, CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society

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