Christianity in the Chrestoverse
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Wed Jul 20 15:02:59 EDT 2005
> the same thing, more-or-less, bothers me about _The
> Merlin Conspiracy_, wherein the Archbishops are mentioned specifically but
> seem to be in among with "all of the priests of other religions."
I haven't read the book recently, and it's buried in a box just now so I
can't check. Remind me - are the Archbishops specifically said to be
Christian archbishops? Because there's no reason I can think of that some
other religion wouldn't be using the term.
> This may be an issue in the Chrestoverse as well - in "The
> Sage of Theare," when Imperion is looking at all the different worlds, he
> eventually chooses Chrestomanci's because he likes "the few gods" there,
> not God. Or would this just be a polytheistic god's way of misperceiving
> angels? We know there are angels, thanks to _The Magician of Caprona_.
We have no evidence from which to assume that other gods don't exist in XII
B (or indeed, any of Series XII) - at least, not that I can think of.
Assorted non-Christian deities may well be in existence. I could see the
Hindu pantheon, for instance, existing at least as much as the
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