By Christin Ditchfield
Do you learn The Chronicles of Narnia sensing that the tales are jam-packed with biblical parallels, no matter if you are not continuously convinced what they're or the place to discover them? This simple better half to The Chronicles of Narnia is written for C. S. Lewis readers such as you who are looking to realize the books' biblical and Christian roots. learn it, and you will find that this chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book exam of The Chronicles will widen your religious vision.
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It awakens one’s spiritual understanding and elicits a profound personal response. To the righteous, the name of the Lord is “glorious and awesome” (Deuteronomy 28:58), “majestic” (Psalm 8:1), and worthy of praise (Psalm 113:3). To the wicked it speaks of judgment (Isaiah 64:2) and is the object of blasphemy and scorn (Psalm 139:20; Isaiah 52:5). Further on, in Chapter Eight, the children learn that their arrival in Narnia is seen as the fulfillment of prophecy—a sign that Narnia’s long-awaited deliverance is near.
EDMUND AND THE WARDROBE A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue. P R O V E R B S 11:12 Biblical Parallels and Principles As a brother, Edmund proves to be mean-spirited, selfish, and unkind. He delights in mocking Lucy and looks for ways to provoke her. ” In many fairy tales a white witch is a good witch, and white magic is good magic—as opposed to “evil,” “dark,” or “black” magic. S. Lewis uses white to represent winter and death. This paints a picture of a world that is cold and colorless.
7-10). Further on, in John 14:6, He again explains, “I am the way and the truth and the life. ” Digory’s encounter with the Witch in Aslan’s garden is very similar to Eve’s encounter with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. Digory, like Eve, is most tempted when he stops to look at the fruit, smell it, and contemplate what it might do for him (see Genesis 3:6). In the same way that Jadis questions Digory, the serpent questions Eve—whether it really would be wrong to eat the forbidden fruit. The serpent promises Eve that eating the fruit will give her knowledge and life and power.
A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia by Christin Ditchfield