The Seven Books in The Chronicles of Narnia

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The seven books in The Chronicles of Narnia series contain tales of a fantasy world with talking mythical animals. Does this fantasy series for children hold a deeper meaning? The C.S. Lewis’ series ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ may not be a direct parallel to Christian symbolism, but the stories and characters of Narnia do contain parallel biblical truths. Lewis’ The Magicians Nephew and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe both hold Christian allegory, revealing a variety of religious prophecies such as Christ creating earth, Jesus dies for humanity’s sins, and temptation in the world.

In both novels, Aslan represents the figure of Christ. The Magicians Nephew has Christian parallels, reflecting particular aspects of The Book of Genesis, such as the creation of earth and Aslan creating Narnia. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Aslan is a Christ-like figure who suffers a death of expiation for Edmund’s sin, and resurrects much like the way of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Not only does the infrastructure of these two novels shed light on stories from the bible, using characters to do so, the characters themselves also have similar qualities to the people in the bible they represent. Similar to the Trinity of the Holy Church, during the series of novels, Lewis writes about the “Emperor Beyond the Sea”, Aslan, and Aslan’s breath. Aslan’s father is known as the Emperor Beyond the Sea, just as God is Jesus’ father, as well as Aslan’s 'long warm breath' gives
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