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Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip…

Dark Matter: Shedding Light on Philip Pullman's Trilogy, His Dark…

by Tony Watkins

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An excellent survey of Pullman's beliefs and writings, exploring the influences on him (particularly Milton and Blake), and where they do and don't intersect with traditional Christian beliefs about meaning, purpose, God and heaven. ( )
  jandm | Jul 24, 2011 |
There are a few books out there analyzing Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy through a theological perspective but, I have to say this is the best one. ( )
  Leli1013 | Oct 24, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 083083379X, Paperback)

"My books are about killing God." So declares Philip Pullman, the award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy novels: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Appealing to millions of children and adults alike, Pullman's books create a universe in which the church is the enemy and God is the master villain. Cultural analyst Tony Watkins offers an even-handed and appreciative critique of Philip Pullman's books, exploring their religious and scientific underpinnings and highlighting their cultural and spiritual significance. Interacting deeply with Pullman's published writings and providing exclusive interview material, Watkins sheds light and insight on the worldview of one of today's most influential fantasy novelists. Whether you are a long-time devotee or are discovering Pullman for the first time, Dark Matter is enlightening reading for fans, educators and parents alike.

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