Narnia and Christianity

The Chronicles of Narnia are often said to be allegories of Biblical stories. This is not precisely true. While Aslan is a Christ figure and many of the events of the stories carry Christian themes, Lewis himself stated that he never intended for the stories to be allegories. Instead, he called them 'supposals'. Rather than trying to rewrite the events of the Bible against a different backdrop (as would be the case with an allegory), Lewis describes his writing of the Chronicles this way:

I don't say. 'Let us represent Christ as Aslan.' I say, 'Supposing there was a world like Narnia, and supposing, like ours, it needed redemption, let us imagine what sort of Incarnation and Passion and Resurrection Christ would have there.'

Thus, while the events in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (LWW) may parallel in many respects the Christian Passion, Lewis' intent was not to write an allegory as such. In fact, Lewis set out to do nothing more than to write a children's book. As he himself explained:

Some people seem to think I began by asking myself how I could say something about Christianity to children... I couldn't write in that way at all. Everything began with images; a faun carrying an umbrella, a queen on a sledge, a magnificent lion. At first there wasn't even anything Christian about them; that element pushed in of its own accord.

All of this being said, the Christian themes and messages in all of the Chronicle stories are clear, and we do not intend to deny them. The messages of forgiveness, grace and faith are consistent with the tone of the books and this game.