August 2011 – Northern Lights

Northern Lights, by Philip PullmanJoin us as we enter Pullman’s fantasy world Northern Lights, where demons swoop and scuttle along the streets of London and Oxford, where the mysterious Dust swirls invisibly through the air, and where only one child knows secrets the adults would kill for.

This is a book to be read on many levels. It can be read as a straightforward adventure. But there are some challenging themes to ponder

Is the human soul separate from the human body? Does the soul die when the body dies? Can we commit a sin if we do not have a soul? Can we be rescued from the burden of original sin?

Is there a parallel universe?

What did you think about Pullman’s depictions of an arctic wonderland?

We look forward to your comments


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