By Martha C. Sammons
A consultant via Narnia was once one of many first in-depth reports of C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. the focal point and association of this revised and extended version is on why Lewis wrote the books as fairy stories, the simplest "Form" for his principles. it truly is written for either scholars and students who are looking to extend their figuring out of those well known classics. Chapters comprise: -Seeing photos: How the books have been written, chronological summaries, book historical past -Selecting the suitable shape: Why Lewis selected the fairy story shape, fairy story parts and magnificence -Seeing guy as Hero: baby heroes -Stealing previous Dragons: features of spiritual delusion, allegory and "supposition," Christian parts -Stepping in the course of the Door: issues and results of delusion -Dictionary of Names and areas Martha C. Sammons is Professor of English at Wright nation college.
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1:13-14 Niv). Just as there was a personality behind the temptation Hagrid experienced, one with ulterior motives, so too behind all sin there is an evil one who generally is up to no good. However, we are tempted by those things each one of us desires. Hagrid just happened to have a hankering for a dragon. Each person is attracted to some things that are against God's law, but these differ according to the person. When the opportunity arises for us to have what we have always wanted or fantasized about having—even though we know it is wrong—and we are enticed by our own desire, that is where temptation begins.
Harry responded to Hagrid's remorse beautifully. He forgave him without a second thought, and even comforted him. For the Christian, such forgiveness may not come as easily as it came to Harry, but it is not optional. Jesus made it clear that his followers must forgive from their hearts (see Matt. 18:35). We also see that receiving forgiveness does not encourage further sin for one who is rightly corrected. No doubt, Hagrid would be less likely to fall into such behavior again because he was instructed by the consequences of his actions.
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A Guide Through Narnia by Martha C. Sammons