Christianity in the Chrestoverse
Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net
Thu Jul 21 13:46:39 EDT 2005
>> And raising
>> people from the dead is surely not something that magicians do on a
> Isn't that necromancy, which is surely out of the purview of the average
> magician? (much less Chrestomanci > be expected to quash.)
It probably is. Though of course the raising of Lazarus doesn't have the
negative side-effects like lack of soul, body continuing to rot, and such.
Therefore, Lazarus was a miracle, not magic. :-)
> What about the role of Catholicism in Magicians of Caprona? No
> no Angel on the Cathedral, no story, surely? Someone confirm for me--are
> Italian states of Magicians part of 12A?
Yes, I think so. Because Chrestomanci complains about mundane travel from
England to Caprona, and later, in one of the short stories, Tonino goes to
stay at Chrestomanci Castle for a while - there's never any indication that
worlds have been crossed.
> Because if so the relationships to
> "our" history in Chrestomanci's England and Caprona's Italy are very
> different--England being vaguely Edwardian, as we talked about before (did
> we agree on that? Anyway, that's what I've always thought) and Caprona
> Renaissance--so what does that say about the theories about the rise of
> Protestantism being an explanation for Chrestomanci's world?
Why do you characterise Caprona as Renaissance? Other than Italy still
being little city-states (and I can't remember when or how or why it got
unified in our world), I can't think of anything to warrant that
description. Could you explicate, please?
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