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This review is from: Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Philip Pullman (Thinking Fan's Guides) (Paperback)
The title of this book is really misleading. True, Watkins explores Phillip Pullman's ideas - but his perspective is firmly rooted in his role as a Christian polemicist. For `A Thinking Fan's Guide', read `A Christian Critic's Guide'. This book is published by the evangelical Christian 'Damaris Trust', of which Watkins is a member. So be warned: unless you want to waste your hard-earned cash on a polemical Christian defence of The Authority and The Magisterium, look elsewhere for useful background material to Pullman's excellent trilogy.
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Initial post: 18 Sep 2011 18:58:40 BDT
Francis, A says:
You do realise that Pullman's books are, themselves, an incredibly nasty and vicious polemic. His made-up version of the church has no real parallels with the real thing. If you had actually read the book, you'd know that. That and the fact that Pullman lied about what the Christian Herald wrote about him.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2011 22:22:59 BDT
Bretonista says:
Ah, the Magisterium speaks!
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