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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Calv » 27 Mar 2006, 03:21

i read an article about "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" but unfortunately cannot find it anymore. In the article there was this child who asked C.S.Lewis whether the lion was Jesus, where Lewis didn't answer directly but said there you only have to think of some one who has rose from the dead(and a long list of things he did). does anyone have that story? thank you so much!
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Paul F. Ford » 27 Mar 2006, 03:25

From the Introduction to my book:

C. S. Lewis himself was very careful not to decode the Chronicles for the young children who wrote him about their meaning. Typical of his response is the answer he made to the girl Hila Newman:

As to Aslan’s other name, well I want you to guess. Has there never been anyone in this world who (1) Arrived at the same time as Father Christmas (2) Said he was the son of the Great Emperor (3) Gave himself up for someone else’s fault to be jeered at and killed by wicked people (4) Came to life again (5) Is sometimes spoken of as a Lamb (see the end of The Dawn Treader). Don’t you really know His name in this world? Think it over and let me know your answer! (CSLLTC, 3 June 1953)
Paul Ford—self-appointed president of the "245-3617 Club" and proud member of the "245-6317 Club"; author of the Companion to Narnia and the Pocket Companion to Narnia.
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby A#minor » 27 Mar 2006, 04:31

Ah, we can always count on good ol' Paul Ford for the answer. :pleased:

It's like a Lewis security blanket! :idea:
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Calv » 28 Mar 2006, 16:47

thx Paul. do u have the bit that comes before and after ur quote there? thanks a million
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Calv » 28 Mar 2006, 16:55

Paul I've found it. it's obviously easier to search when u know the exact quote so that was very useful. thanks again
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Arwen » 11 Apr 2006, 00:27

I like that quote! So typical of Lewis.
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re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby carol » 12 Apr 2006, 10:08

I like that guest. So polite.
(come again, Calv). :)
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Re: re: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Postby Monica » 12 Apr 2006, 13:01

carol wrote:I like that guest. So polite.
(come again, Calv). :)


Hee hee. Maybe we should have a lounge award ceremony for the favourite guest posters. :-)
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