If you’ve never heard of Earthsea, don’t let that deter you from checking it out. It wasn’t too long ago that I heard of the Earthsea series for the first time myself, but after reading the first installment, A Wizard of Earthsea, I plan to continue exploring the fictional world that Ursula K. Le Guin has created.
John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost is as rich as it is eloquent. The poetry is beautiful, but it’s also packed with theological meat at every turn. The particular focus is hard to miss: arrogance is deadly.
Each of the Chronicles of Narnia books address theological issues in a simplistic way that few stories ever attain. But Voyage of the Dawn Treader addresses what is in many ways the Christian theme – redemption – and showcases some of the best character development Lewis has ever accomplished.
Excited. Elated. Adventurous. These are words that describe how I felt when it was announced today that The Silver Chair will finally be a movie.
Science fiction asks a lot of “What if?” questions. But C.S. Lewis asks one of those in Perelandra that has rarely been explored: “What if God created a race that didn’t fall?”
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Thus begins Jane Austen’s immortal masterpiece. A classic tale of satire, Pride and Prejudice is a humorous satire, which exists solely to poke fun at the shallow approach that upper-class Americans had and still have to relationships.
Or is it?
Many would call C.S. Lewis a great lay theologian. But perhaps the most impressive part of his repertoire is that his best theology is and always was expressed through children’s literature.