The release of the film version of Philip Pullman’s novel The Golden Compass has reinvigorated the controversy over his trilogy, His Dark Materials. Proclaimed “worthy of the bonfire” when first published, Pullman’s books have evoked from some Christians the kind of response that one might expect from the church as described in the trilogy itself.
Philip Pullman, British author of the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials, makes no attempt to disguise his distaste for Christianity. As one of his characters says, “The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake.” But Pullman's depiction of Christianity is reductive.
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