Monday, December 10, 2007
Michael Ward Article About Narnia On-line
If you are a Narnia fan, you will love reading this article! Michael Ward, of Peterhouse, Cambridge, was working on his doctoral dissertation about C. S. Lewis when he made a fascinating discovery: the Narnian chronicles are structured according to the Medieval view of the universe. He had to re-write his dissertation! However, he was glad to do so because this is such a fascinating topic. Oxford Press is going to release his work in a book next year. Touchstone magazine has an article on Michael's work in the current issue and, lo and behold, it is available on-line. Go here for the Touchstone article, "Narnia's Secret". Go here for a description of his book at Oxford Publishing.
Image: From: Peter Apian, Cosmographia (1539). Reprinted in Alexandre Koyre, From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe (Baltimore; Johns Jopkins, 1957). http://www.oglethorpe.edu/faculty/~m_rulison/CosmoGen/CosmoLect/lecture4.htm