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Finding Neverland

  • Mar 23, 2009
  • Bruce L. Edwards
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“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to …

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Far, Far Out and Further In: The Postmodern Narnia

  • Feb 09, 2009
  • Rupert Loydell
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Laura Miller’s The Magician’s Book is that very postmodern thing, a book about books, a personal account of how she first read, then abandoned C.S. Lewis’ Narnia tales, before recently returning to reconsider her reaction now to the books she once loved, and attempt to engage and deconstruct them as …

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The Original Hybrids: C. S. Lewis on Being Human

  • Jan 12, 2009
  • Sarah Arthur
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I learned a fancy new phrase in my theology class at seminary last year: theological anthropology, or the Christian doctrine of human nature. What is a human being? How is a human being different from God? How are we different from other creatures? These are the questions that a doctrine …

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A Skeptic's Appreciation of Narnia

  • Dec 15, 2008
  • David J. Theroux
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Numerous articles are currently appearing on the new book by Salon.com’s book critic Laura Miller, The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia. In the book, Ms. Miller recounts her childhood love for C. S. Lewis’s 7-volume book series, The Chronciles of Narnia, only to turn away from them as …

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Discovering Narnia

  • Dec 03, 2008
  • James Como
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“It is as absurd to argue men, as it is to torture them, into believing” – Cardinal Newman There once was a little boy who believed that most animals could speak but chose not to and that hovering above him was a cozy world presided over by a panda-like king …

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Parables for Pilgrims

  • Nov 14, 2008
  • David C. Downing
  • 5 Comments

From the Chronicles of Narnia alone, C. S. Lewis has gained an enduring reputation as a master story teller. But Lewis’s lively imagination and his knack for story-telling are no less evident in his non-fiction works—lectures, essays, even in his personal correspondence. From his Christian meditations to his weighty tomes …

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How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God

  • Sep 21, 2008
  • Peter J. Schakel
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Peter Schakel’s new book, Is Your Lord Large Enough? How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God (InterVarsity Press, 2008), is about image. “We can know people only through mental images,” he says in the opening pages. Is this more true about a God who we haven’t seen than …

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Lewis and Stonehenge

  • Aug 15, 2008
  • Will Vaus
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Clyde Kilby, in C. S. Lewis: Images of His World, stated that C. S. Lewis was “fascinated by the ancient monument of Stonehenge, near Amesbury, Wiltshire”. Of course, countless people have been intrigued by Stonehenge because it is a 5000 year old mystery. What was the original purpose of this …

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Good News for Toy Soldiers

  • Jul 18, 2008
  • Sarah Arthur
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I recently completed my first year of graduate theological studies at a major university. Before classes began, I figured I would need to say goodbye to C. S. Lewis as a literary voice in my life, considering his rather dubious reputation among academics. Everyone in the academy darts for cover …

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A Princely Film We Commoners Can Relate To

  • Jun 03, 2008
  • Devin Brown
  • 9 Comments

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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