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  • Why Papa of The Shack Is not Aslan of Narnia

    02/22/2017 7:00:20 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    challies.com ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tim Challis
    ItÂ’s hardly theological novelty or historical oddity to suggest we should be wary of presenting the immaterial God in physical form. This was the point of my recent article on The Shack movie in which I expressed my concern that its portrayal of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit is a violation of the second commandment. I was surprised by the scope and tone of the response. Yet amid many retorts and accusations, I received one thoughtful question from at least a hundred people: What about Narnia? If it is wrong to portray God the Father as the...
  • Belfast rectory that inspired Narnia author CS Lewis may be set for listed status

    04/26/2016 9:32:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 19 April 2016 | Rebecca Black
    CS Lewis was baptised at St Mark's Church off the Holywood Road in east Belfast and attended it as a child. The old rectory beside it would also have been familiar territory to the author as it was once home to his grandfather, the Rev Thomas Hamilton, who was the first rector at St Mark's. A distinctive lion's head-shaped door knob on the rectory is even believed to have inspired the key character of Aslan ...
  • Will C.S. Lewis’ spirituality survive in future Narnia films?

    07/07/2015 4:55:27 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 25 replies
    Crux ^ | February 27, 2015 | By Steven D. Greydanus
    “The Chronicles of Narnia” film series has been somewhat at sea since “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (2010), the film adaptation of the third book published in the fantasy series. With a Blu-Ray edition of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” to be released next week, Narnia fans are wondering what’s next for the series. Christian viewers in particular are concerned if production changes mean the books’ spiritual themes will make it on to the big screen. Reports in 2011 suggested that book six – the creation-myth prequel “The Magician’s Nephew” – might be adapted next, rather than book...
  • Authorized CS Lewis NARNIA Audio Book

    11/30/2014 7:34:35 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Open Culture ^ | December 19th, 2011 | C.S. Lewis
    Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Read by Dr. Chrissi Hart (British Accent) openculture.com/2011/12/the_chronicles_of_narnia_free.html Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis. Like his friend J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis served on the English faculty at Oxford University and took part in the Inklings, an Oxford literary group dedicated to fiction and fantasy. Published between 1950 and 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages, delighting younger and older readers worldwide. The seven volumes in...
  • Jill Freud, Inspiration for Lucy in 'Narnia,' Reveals C.S. Lewis Memories

    09/05/2014 2:05:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 19 Aug 2014 | Paul Bond
    There are multiple films in the works that will explore the relationship between literary fantasy giants J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, one called Tolkien & Lewis from Attractive Films and another called Jack & Tollers from Third Dart Studios. Still another from Fox Searchlight will focus only on Tolkien and is titled, appropriately enough, Tolkien. While the films are in the early stages, one of them — Tolkien & Lewis — is set to announce an interesting castmember: Jill Freud, aka the real Lucy Pevensie from Lewis’ books about Narnia. ...
  • Why Narnia Still Matters

    11/23/2013 1:00:22 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 23 November 2013 | By Lev Grossman
    I have a funny sort of personal connection to C.S. Lewis, who died 50 years ago today. It’s through my mother: she was born in London and is just old enough to remember the Blitz, and like the Pevensie children in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, she was sent to the countryside to escape the bombing. Unlike them ...
  • A 'mere Christian'? Assessing C.S. Lewis after fifty years

    11/22/2013 6:19:20 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Commission ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | Alister McGrath
    Few can have failed to notice that this day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis (1898-1963). Throughout the summer, Lewis has featured prominently in literary festivals across the length and breadth of England. His home church - Holy Trinity, Headington Quarry, Oxford - arranged a modest celebration of the anniversary in September, and found themselves swamped by the public interest. ...
  • 50 Years Ago Today - Loss of a Great Man

    11/22/2013 7:45:33 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 30 replies
    Self | 11/22/13 | Joe 6-Pack
    Clive Staples Lewis November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963
  • The Lion’s World [Rowan Williams on Narnia]

    09/03/2013 5:07:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 22 replies
    Englewood Review of Books ^ | 10 June 2013 | Peter Stevens
    Recently, while discussing the role of fictional stories in spiritual formation with my students, I found myself returning to the works of C.S. Lewis as an example. While I did not discuss The Chronicles of Narnia, I can undeniably say that the fictional works of Lewis have shaped me spiritually. From a young age, I have read and reread the Narnian stories. They have become a part of my spiritual formation and of many others as well. Lewis has had this effect on Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, as well. He also confesses to repeatedly reading and studying the...
  • Ulster inspiration of the magical land of Narnia

    07/09/2013 1:15:11 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    Belfast News Letter ^ | 9 July 2013 | by Philip Bradfield
    A new book has been published which collects all CS Lewis’ references to his Ulster childhood and the possible role of such places in inspiring many of his greatest works. CS Lewis – And The Island Of His Birth, by Sandy Smith, lifts the lid on CS Lewis’ early life in Belfast and allows the reader to walk in Lewis’ footsteps on a journey that covers Belfast and Ireland north and south, encapsulating the places that many believe were the inspiration for some of his greatest works. Lewis mentioned parts of Northern Ireland at various times in his writing. “That...
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie Review

    12/17/2010 5:05:17 AM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 17 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 17, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    It is the third film installment of the Chronicles of Narnia series. The film begins in England, where Lucy and Edmund are staying with their “personality deficient” Uncle, Aunt, and trouble-maker, cousin Eustace. Eustace is very snotty, spoiled, loud, and hates his cousins. Eustace’s hatred for his cousins causes him to torment them. None too soon, when a painting of a ship on the wall starts “moving,” suddenly water starts filling up the room and Edmund, Lucy, and Eustace are from that water, transported into the seas of Narnia. Upon arriving in Narnia, a very large, dragon shaped ship approaches...
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of Dawn Treader Debuts No. 1 at Box Office

    12/13/2010 9:57:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/13/2010 | Katherine Phan
    "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" debuted at the top of the box office this weekend. The third movie entry based on the beloved children novels by C.S. Lewis raked in $24.5 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters despite a weak start on Friday. In the latest Narnia movie, the two youngest Pevensies, Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley) journey back to the magical Kingdom along with their bratty cousin Eustace (Will Pouter). Led by King Caspian (Ben Barnes), the crew set out on a quest on the Dawn Treader to battle new threats to the...
  • Joy Behar, Narnia Numbskull

    12/11/2010 7:14:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/11/10 | Tim Graham
    On Thursday's edition of The View, Joy Behar displayed how little she knows Sarah Palin's favorite authors. As they discussed Palin's answer to Barbara Walters asking what she reads, and Walters said Palin reads C.S. Lewis for "divine inspiration," Behar asked "Aren't those children's books?" She wasn't joking, but she obviously liked the idea that Palin wasn't smart enough to read "adult books." The Narnia books aren't exactly Dr. Seuss. Behar isn't educated enough to know about his classic works of nonfiction in Christian apologetics, like Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Review, spoiler alert)

    12/10/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by paudio · 36 replies
    Focus on the family ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Asay
    Before this film, I think the cinematic Narnia series was a little like Lucy, looking enviously at big-sister Susan. Maybe it was trying too hard to be the next Lord of the Rings or aspire to Harry Potter-level success. It worked so hard to be literary and spectacular that, just maybe, it forgot what the Narnia books were at their core: children's stories. Meaningful stories, yes. Good stories, absolutely, filled with allegorical heft and layers of meaning … but at their core, they're meant to be fun. Dawn Treader found the fun. For two hours, I was engrossed in a...
  • New "Narnia" Film Stirs Religious Controversy [Aslan represents Mohammed too]

    12/10/2010 8:00:31 AM PST · by ZGuy · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/9/10 | Paul Bond
    The studios behind the new "Narnia" movie are walking a tightrope in their quest to promote the third film in the fantasy franchise to a Christian audience and to general moviegoers. But they also are going out of their way not to pigeonhole the film as something that will appeal just to the world's 2.2 billion Christians. Case in point is Liam Neeson, who voices Aslan, the resurrected lion in the upcoming film. The actor said at a news conference last week that his character doesn't necessarily represent Christ. That might be news to Lewis, though, who wrote the opposite...
  • Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed

    12/05/2010 1:07:39 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | By Roya Nikkhah
    The actor who voices the lion in the film adaptations of the books has angered some fans of the stories, who claim he is distorting Lewis’s intentions to be “politically correct”. Aslan the lion features in all seven Narnia books, guiding children away from evil and harm and encouraging them to do good. Lewis was clear that the Aslan was based on Christ, and once wrote of the character: “He is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question: “What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia?”.” ...But ahead of the release of The...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (New trailer)

    11/10/2010 4:41:58 PM PST · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views
    imdb.com ^ | 11.10.10
    Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
  • Official Trailer for 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Hits Web (3rd in Narnia Chronicles Series)

    06/19/2010 8:21:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 461+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2010 | Josh Kimball
    The first official trailer for the third movie installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” made its public debut Thursday morning, giving fans a peak at what some thought wasn't going to be after Walt Disney Pictures abandoned ship. Released at midnight, the two-minute trailer for "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" beckons Narnia fans to “Return to Hope,” “Return to Magic,” and “Return to Narnia” five years after the first film hit theaters to positive reviews and box office success. “You have returned for a reason. Your adventure begins now,” says the series’ central character, Aslan, in the trailer. Also...
  • Why There Is No Jewish Narnia

    05/03/2010 1:16:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 99 replies · 1,439+ views
    Jewish Review of Books ^ | MICHAEL WEINGRAD
    Although it might seem unlikely that anyone would wonder whether the author of The Lord of the Rings was Jewish, the Nazis took no chances. When the publishing firm of Ruetten & Loening was negotiating with J. R. R. Tolkien over a German translation of The Hobbit in 1938, they demanded that Tolkien provide written assurance that he was an Aryan. Tolkien chastised the publishers for “impertinent and irrelevant inquiries,” and—ever the professor of philology— lectured them on the proper meaning of the term: “As far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any...
  • Dawn Treader Update:'Narnia' drifts from its vision

    01/02/2010 9:34:09 PM PST · by HokieMom · 15 replies · 1,084+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2009 | Julia Duin
    A year from now, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" will be released in a theater near you. < break > In a recent interview posted on NarniaWeb.com, Douglas Gresham, stepson to C.S. Lewis and the man who's supposed to be holding the line on what his stepfather would have wanted, said he was "ambivalent" on changes made in "Voyage." But, he was presented with a choice of either accepting those changes or not having a film. < break > "Narrow-minded in a faith way"? That's going to rev up Christians to see this movie. Christian Web sites such as...