Why the Narnia Books Fail as Allegories

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“Isn’t he safe?” said Lucy.

“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”

This passage is justly famous. For one, the concept of Christ truly does inform the image of Aslan the lion. Christ is King of creation. He’s not to be trifled with or taken for granted, but he is also Love Incarnate. That’s why he’s good, but he’s not “safe.”

Sir Bedivere is a technology executive in the Western United States.

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