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Publication Date: 16 Aug 2012
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 128
Author: Rowan Williams
ISBN-13: 9780281068951, 9780281068968

The Lion's World

A Journey Into The Heart Of Narnia
By Rowan Williams
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Summary
Following the appearance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950, C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia have enchanted children and adults alike for over half a century. In The Lion's World, Rowan Williams explores the moral landscape of all seven novels in the series, and offers an astute guide to their spiritual subtext. He draws on significant aspects of their author's life and thought, and on key themes in his other novels, painting a richly textured picture of his aims and achievements. At the same time, Williams gently but firmly rebuts those critics who have charged Lewis with sexism, racial stereotyping and the glorification of violence. Whether you have read the whole Narnia series or simply enjoyed one of the films, The Lion's World is a rewarding and ultimately joyful read - one that will send you back to the novels with a deeper sense of their subtle literary artistry, and the powerful spiritual insights they contain.
About the Author
Rowan Williams is the Archbishop of Canterbury. His most recent books include A Silent Action: Engagements with Thomas Merton (2011), Dostoevsky: Language, Faith and Fiction (2011), Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief (2007), Grace and Necessity: Reflections on Art and Love (2006) and Silence and Honey Cakes: The Wisdom of the Desert (2004).
Press Reviews

Williams provides a thoughtful and sympathetic analysis of Lewis’s imaginative vision, expressed in graceful, often striking prose. Drawing on a broad learning and profound knowledge of Lewis’s life and works, yet refreshingly open and unpretentious ... Lewis – and we – are fortunate to have Rowan Williams as interpreter and guide to the depths and subtleties of Lewis’s vision.

- Nita Sembrowich

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