The Narnia Code: C S Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens

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Authentic Media Inc, 1 nov 2010 - 207 pagine
C S Lewis' Narnia books have delighted millions of readers with their captivating otherworld. In this compelling book, Lewis scholar Michael Ward reveals deeper layers of meaning encrypted in the Narnia series, drawing on medieval cosmology and symbolism. - Koorong

The Narnia books are mysterious. Millions of people have been captivated by them, but are left with unanswered questions.
  • Why are there seven books?
  • Are they biblical allegories?
  • If so, why do four of them seem to have no biblical basis?
  • Why do they lack uniformity?
  • Why does Father Christmas appear in them?
In The Narnia Code Michael Ward attempts to answer this puzzle. Drawing on Lewis' love of Medieval astronomy, Ward breaks the Narnia 'code' and demonstrates the single theme that provides the link between all seven books. The author takes us through each of the seven Chronicles of Narnia and draws from the whole range of Lewis' other works to reveal the secret. Based on a groundbreaking scholarly work (Planet Narnia, OUP) that entered the Sunday Times best seller list, this fascinating book will cause the reader to understand Lewis in a whole new way. It has some important things to say about how we understand the universe and Christian faith today.
Documentary DVD also available. # 313627

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Picked this up at the Hershey library while kind of just snorting and browsing around, more or less on a whim. I have always loved CS Lewis's work (even from a non-theological perspective) and I am ... Leggi recensione completa

One of Many Theses

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Michael Ward’s book, “The Narnia Code” is the condensed version of his best-selling book, “Planet Narnia.” In “The Narnia Code” Ward proposes the thesis of a “hidden logic” to the creative choices of ... Leggi recensione completa


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Michael Ward (PhD., University of St Andrews) is a leading expert on the works of C.S. Lewis, is Chaplain of St Peter's College, Oxford, and Associate Editor of Davey's Daily Poetry

He is the author of The Narnia Code: C S Lewis And The Secret Of The Seven Heavens; Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis and co-editor of Heresies and How to Avoid Them and The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis

An Anglican clergyman, he served as Chaplain of Peterhouse in the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007. Between 1996 and 1999 he was Warden of The Kilns, Lewis's Oxford home. Dr Ward's chief claim to fame is that he handed a pair of X-ray spectacles to James Bond in the movie The World Is Not Enough. See the clip on YouTube. Here he is next to 007 and Q:
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