May 27, 2004

How Could I Forget?

A week or so ago I posted an essay on the genre of Christian Fantasy, and I listed a few authors whom I thought had done a good job with it: Lewis, Tolkien, George MacDonald, and I was hard put to think of any others. And somehow I completely forgot Madeleine L'Engle. How could I do that? Anyway, she's done a good job with it, too. Posted by Will Duquette at May 27, 2004 09:20 PM

Lars Walker said:

I don't want to trash another (and far more succesful) author, but I've always had a problem with Madeleine L'Engle. When I say that I have to admit I haven't actually read any of her novels. But I've read articles by her, and interviews with her. In those pieces she has stated clearly that a central point in her world-view is a strong distinction between Truth and Fact. As something of a follower of Francis Schaeffer, I consider this very dangerous thinking indeed, and likely to lead to a denial of the Incarnation.

Will Duquette said:

I don't where L'Engle stands theologically; I do know she's an Episcopalian; but I repeat myself. Her books frequently involve Christian characters and backgrounds, but they aren't heavily theological.

You should at least read A Wrinkle in Time, though.

Deb said:

I second the Wrinkle in Time recommendation, strongly. L'Engle also wrote a poignant memoir of living thru her husband's death from cancer.