Inside the Wardrobe

Is 'Narnia' a Christian Allegory?

C. S. Lewis (1898–1963), always multi-faceted and versatile, continues to elude definition and provoke controversy. A major polemicist and great proselytizer, Lewis was regarded by millions as a modern Christian knight. He wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a remarkable children’s series often described as Christian allegory.

Lewis also produced seminal works of literary criticism on medieval and Renaissance subjects, enduring...

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About the Author

Robert H. Bell is Kenan Professor of English and founding director of the Project for Effective Teaching at Williams College. He is the author of Jocoserious Joyce: The Fate of Folly in 'Ulysses' and, with William C. Dowling, A Reader's Companion to 'Infinite Jest'.

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