What are the Christian themes in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?
” Answer: In short, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe presents a Christian worldview through a mythic tale. It takes place in Narnia, a world of magic. In Narnia, virtually every fairy tale or mythic creature imaginable comes alive. But unlike much fantasy, such as Harry Potter, Narnia is another world – a separate creation from ours. In Narnia, what we would call “magic” is simply part of the created order (the wardrobe is actually from Narnia too, although this is known from a previous story as is Narnias creation). Thus, the mythic elements are used as a vehicle to tell a bigger story, not to promote falsehood in the real world. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe is an allegory, and in an allegory it is important to understand what the symbols are referring to and not simply what they are represented by. For example, Aslans death and coming to life is a portrayal of Christs substitutionary atonement. It does not matter that it was not on a cross, or that some elements are sep