"I'm Trying to Undermine the Basis of Christian Belief" 

"I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief." Phillip Pullman said this to the Washington Post in 2001, in an interview about his trilogy, His Dark Materials, from which the upcoming film The Golden Compass is derived. (And Scholastic is trying to make his books required reading in your child's school--see below).

Excellent Analysis at Mars Hill Audio
I learned about this Pullman quote from Ken Myers and Alan Jacobs, discussing the literary and religious themes of the series in this Mars Hill Audio podcast. It's intelligent, literate, and interesting, diving into the books' symbolism and showing what it means. I encourage you to take the time to listen to it. 

Posted: Sun - November 18, 2007 at 07:51 AM           |

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