Tuesday, January 10, 2006


The Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Narnia book arrived! It is very nicely done, clean binding, nice layout of pages. I haven't had a chance to read much of it yet, but it looks good as an introduction to the theological background of Narnia. It does seem a bit high for the page count, but you will have to decide that for yourself.

A Theological Journey into Narnia

A Theological Journey into Narnia
An analysis of the message beneath the text of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
by Markus Muehling
Translated by Susan Draper
Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2005
126 pages, English
ISBN: 3525604238
Your Price: $19.50

"Markus Mühling takes the reader on an adventure through Narnia. He opens the door onto this fantasy world, in a manner that is accessible and applicable to all readers, uncovering some key aspects of Christian theology and Western philosophy that lie beneath the surface of C.S. Lewis’ well-known story. Mühling offers an explanation of the underlying message in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, providing answers to some fundamental questions that readers or film audiences may have. Travelling further into Narnia, Mühling compares different interpretations of Jesus’ death on the cross. He links this with the implications that the Christian message has on everyday life. By presenting various models explaining Christian theology and western philosophical thought, this book guides the reader through the jungle that is different interpretations of life and death, sin and redemption, good and evil thus allowing the reader to form their own opinion."

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