Devin Brown

New Starts: Looking at the World Rightly

  • Oct 23, 2009
  • Devin Brown
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Near the end of chapter seven of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the narrator steps in to tell us about the change that has occurred in the formerly obnoxious Eustace. It would be nice, and fairly nearly true, to say that “from that time forth Eustace was a different …

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Planet Narnia Spin, Spun Out

  • May 13, 2009
  • Devin Brown
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In both his book and in his essay here on cslewis.com, Michael Ward lists me as someone who holds a different position than he does on the mixture of images Lewis uses in The Chronicles of Narnia, and so I am happy to have been invited to present another point …

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Skeptical of the Skeptic

  • Mar 27, 2009
  • Devin Brown
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Part C. S. Lewis-biography, part literary analysis, The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia is, at its heart, the story of a journey. The first step came when its author, Laura Miller, was given a copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by her second grade teacher. …

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A Princely Film We Commoners Can Relate To

  • Jun 03, 2008
  • Devin Brown
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While The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe culminated with a grand coronation scene, Andrew Adamson’s second Narnia film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, never gets around to officially making the young prince into a king. Nor did Lewis’s original. And this is as it should be since this …

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Prince Caspian: Prelude to the Film

  • Apr 27, 2008
  • Devin Brown
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The opening words in the film trailer for Prince Caspian declare: “The time has come to journey back to Narnia.” And truly the time has arrived for a number of reasons. Certainly for Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, the time has come to take the next step on their spiritual …

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