Summer Book Reading: ‘A Narnian Vision of the Atonement’

Author: Charles Taliaferro Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, St. Olaf College

At great risk of self-promotion, I recommend my book A Narnian Vision of the Atonement; A Defense of the Ransom Theory (Cascade Books, 2022). It is a presentation of an ancient theory of Christ’s atoning work as found in The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. It is the culmination of various publications on Lewis (including a contribution to the Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis); it has been widely endorsed and reviewed favorably in the current Journal of the Inklings (University of Edinburgh Press).  You can find the book and reviews on Amazon as well as in the Cathedral Bookshop.

I have been attending Saint Mark’s since last fall. My wife, Jil Evans (American painter and writer) and I joined Saint Mark’s this spring. We love the community, especially the warm welcome from many various people, the clergy and sermons, liturgy, the building and location (we live in the neighborhood.)

What are YOU reading or recommending right now? Send your suggestions to Mary Lusk,, for possible use in the Connector.

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