Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Christian Metaphor from SF at Claw of the Conciliator

Elliot at Claw of the Conciliator has a humorous post on mythological imagery in fantasy and science fiction in tandem with Christian themes:

Seeker: So, what do Good Friday and Easter mean, anyways?

Jane Christian:
It's like Gandalf fighting the Balrog, sacrificing his life to save his friends, going down into the depths of Hell to defeat evil, at the cost of his own life. And then coming back, even greater than before, to lead his friends on to victory!

John Christian:
That simply isn't Lewisian enough. I prefer to think of it in terms of Aslan's death on the Stone Table - the penalty for Edmund's crime had to be paid, but in order to spare him, Aslan took that penalty upon himself. And in so doing, he subverted, or superverted, the old law of the Deep Magic... [more...]
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