Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens
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Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens  -     By: Michael Ward

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

Tyndale House / 2010 / Paperback

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For decades, scholars have attempted to find the organizing key to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia. Here noted expert Ward proposes that each story embodies and expresses the characteristics of one of the seven planets of medieval cosmology, which Lewis described as "spiritual symbols of permanent value." An accessible adaptation of Planet Narnia. 224 pages, softcover from Tyndale.

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Title: Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens
By: Michael Ward
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 1414339658
ISBN-13: 9781414339658
Stock No: WW339658

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Millions of readers have been captivated by C. S. Lewis’s famed Chronicles of Narnia, but why? What is it about these seven books that makes them so appealing? For more than half a century, scholars have attempted to find the organizing key—the “secret code”—to the beloved series, but it has remained a mystery. Until now.
In The Narnia Code, Michael Ward takes the reader through each of the seven Narnia books and reveals how each story embodies and expresses the characteristics of one of the seven planets of medieval cosmology—Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Luna, Mercury, Venus and Saturn—planets which Lewis described as “spiritual symbols of permanent value.”
How does medieval cosmology relate to the Christian underpinnings of the series? How did it impact Lewis’s depiction of Aslan, the Christlike character at the heart of the books? And why did Lewis keep this planetary inspiration a secret? Originally a ground-breaking scholarly work called Planet Narnia, this more accessible adaptation will answer all the questions.

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Rev. Dr. Michael Ward holds a doctorate in divinity from the University of St. Andrews; an MA in Theology from Cambridge University; and an MA in English from Oxford University. He is a minister in the Church of England, Chaplain of St. Peter's College, Oxford, and lectures on Lewis and associate subjects all over the world. In the U.S., Ward has spoken at Notre Dame, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and the University of Chicago. He lives in Oxford, England.

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Michael Ward has established himself not only as the foremost living Lewis scholar, but also as a brilliant writer.

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