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 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
A fascinating book that will provide new ideas to think about ... this book should be on your short list."
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I can't imagine the ideal audience for this book. As an ardent fan of the Chronicles, I was looking for some entertaining insights into aspects I'd never noticed. Instead I got a collection of textbook-style, dry, philosophical essays. To say this book was tough to get into is an understatement! I'd rather read The Keys to the Chronicles: Unlocking the Symbols of C. S. Lewis's Narnia by Marvin D. Hinten.
*Toby has faceplanted on the stairs.* Toby, don't fall down the stairs anymore. You could break your neck... or spine. *Toby looks up.* Wouldn't feel it. *Minka facepalms.* You'd still die...