His Dark Materials

25 Sep 2022 07:21 - 27 Dec 2023 05:13
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    • Trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman. I'm a big fan.
    • It must be said that the theology framework is a bit iffy: The Devil’s Party | Alan Jacobs | First Things. It sounds great -- "The Republic of Heaven". But as Jacobs points out, the whole plot is pointed towards a confrontation with the forces of God and the republican rebels, on a scale equal to Satan's rebellion. This doesn't really come off, God is weak and his forces are cartoon villains, the actual meaning of a rebellion against god gets lost in a sort of simpleminded village atheism.