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The film adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel Northern Lights has brought the Dark Materials trilogy to a wider audience and so has enlivened debate over its writer’s agenda.

Eleanor Margesson

Ever since Pullman declared his intention to do for atheism what Lewis did for Christianity, Christians have reacted strongly to the messages in his books and so are naturally wondering what the film will do to promote his materialist views among the young, views that have made some Christians so concerned that they are boycotting the film and refusing to let their children read the books.