Chronicles of Narnia: Intro 2 – Meeting the Planets

Welcome to Lesson 2!

In this lesson we will discuss:

  • how the medievals turned their contradictory cultural inheritance into the harmonized medieval model of the universe
  • the structure, nature, movement, and music of the medieval model
  • the characteristics and influences of each planet, which planet Lewis used to write each Narnia book, and how these planets continue to influence our culture
  • why Lewis thought it was so important to know the medieval model of the universe even though it is astronomically incorrect

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Homework for Next Lesson

That’s it for this lesson! Before starting the next lesson, be sure you do the following:

  1. Share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.  
  2. Read all of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Click here to download a copy of the reading guide. Remember that the reading guides should enhance your reading, not get in the way of it. Use it in the best way you see fit.
  3. Email me any questions you have!

Further Reading

Here’s a link of the books mentioned in this lesson.  The content of this lesson consists of my notes from the first two sources:

  1. The Discarded ImageC.S. Lewis
  2. “Imagination and Thought in the Middle Ages” in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, C.S. Lewis
  3. “On the Reading of Old Books” in God in the Dock, C.S. Lewis
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