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Angels and Demons: Christian mysticism in fantasy (M)

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How have Christian symbols, myths, and ideas been used in fantasy literature? C. S. Lewis was very open about his use of Christian symbols in the Narnia series; what other authors have done the same? Angels, demons, crucifixes, relics, heroes being sacrificed to save others, and even more subtle uses of numerology and abstract symbolism: the panel will explore these, and discuss their favourite examples of Christian mysticism in fantasy.

Brother Guy Consolmagno (Vatican Observatory) (M) (brotherguy@mac.com), Meg MacDonald (Anglia Ruskin University / University of Glasgow) (macdonald.m.meg@gmail.com), Christian (Miles) Cameron (Gollancz) (1Phokion@gmail.com), Anne Corlett (annecorlett@gmail.com)

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