The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview

The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview

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by Gregory Bassham
     
 

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The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales. Engagingly written for a lay audience, these essays consider a wealth of topics centered on the ethical, spiritual, mythic, and moral resonances in the

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The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales. Engagingly written for a lay audience, these essays consider a wealth of topics centered on the ethical, spiritual, mythic, and moral resonances in the adventures of Aslan, the Pevensie children, and the rest of the colorful cast. Do the spectacular events in Narnia give readers a simplistic view of human choice and decision making? Does Aslan offer a solution to the problem of evil? What does the character of Susan tell readers about Lewis’s view of gender? How does Lewis address the Nietzschean “master morality” embraced by most of the villains of the Chronicles? With these and a wide range of other questions, this provocative book takes a fresh view of the world of Narnia and expands readers’ experience of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812698091
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/13/2013
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,074,502
File size:
705 KB

Meet the Author

Gregory Bassham and Jerry L.Walls
Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada):
Greg Bassham is Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Life and Chair of the Philosophy Department, King's College, PA.

Jerry L. Walls is professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he has taught since 1987.
He would like to have lived in the happy peaceful centuries in Narnia when the only things that could be remembered were things like dances and tournaments. He assumes Notre Dame, Kentucky and Texas Tech won the lion’s share of those tournaments.

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