Saturday, December 03, 2005

Narnia and CS Lewis

I have following the pre-release coverage of Narnia with special interest because a good friend is the head of Walden Media which has co-produced it along with Disney. Some of the secular elites have already gone on the attack because they resent the obvious Christian allegorical elements and the way that Christian groups are using it as a teachable moment. Some of these critics show their hand which reveals a strong animus to CS Lewis and his brilliantly articulated Christianity. Although Lewis has the misfortune to die of natural causes on the day JFK was killed, he lives on and his books are still big hits. Most of his writing is a compelling witness and argument for Christianity and are as widely used today as ever. Peter Steinfels has a good column in the New York Times today about these conflicts. I am looking forward to enjoying Narnia.