The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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When C. S. Lewis published The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe he created one of Christendom's most cherished allegories. Viewers of the movie, as well as readers of the book will come away deeply moved by what they have encountered in Narnia.

They will have countless questions such as: How did the Witch take over Narnia? Why couldn't Edmund resist temptation? Why did the Lion have to die? And they will find the answers in this wonderful book ...

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Overview

When C. S. Lewis published The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe he created one of Christendom's most cherished allegories. Viewers of the movie, as well as readers of the book will come away deeply moved by what they have encountered in Narnia.

They will have countless questions such as: How did the Witch take over Narnia? Why couldn't Edmund resist temptation? Why did the Lion have to die? And they will find the answers in this wonderful book written for Christians and non-Christians alike.

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Even adolescent readers of C. S. Lewis's Narnia books sense that these books are more than simple fables, that they convey some deeper message. In The Soul of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Lewis specialist Dr. Gene Veith reveals the Christian dimension of the Chronicles, showing how the story reflects the world we live in, our human condition, and our need for a Savior.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781442121
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 8/19/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Gene Veith, Ph.D., is the author of 15 books on Christianity and literature, the arts, and culture. Currently the culture editors of World Magazine, Veith is highly respected for his scholarship on Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles. He has taught English literature for 25 years in both Christian and secular colleges. He is currently the director of the Cranach Institute for the study of Christianity and Culture at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction: Stealing Past Watchful Dragons 11
Part I The Story
1 Narnia: Creation and Sub-creation 29
2 Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve: Human Nature in Two Worlds 41
3 The White Witch: The Reign of the Devil 53
4 Aslan: The Lion of Judah 65
5 The Stone Table: Atonement, Redemption, Justification 85
6 The Battle: Sanctification and the Holy Spirit 103
7 Coming Back Home: The Spiritual Journey 113
Part II The Fantasy Wars
8 Christianity and Fantasy 123
9 The Lion and the Muggles 149
10 The Anti-Lewis and the Anti-Narnia Series 163
11 The Lion and the Senile Old Man 181
12 Conclusion: The Gospel through Stories 195
Readers' Guide 209
Notes 219
Bibliography 227
Scripture Index 230
Subject Index 232
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