The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe functions as a spiritual allegory. The major characters parallel the central figures of the Christian religion, including Christ and Judas. Although religion itself is not explicitly mentioned, there are clear references and allusions to Biblical history and principles. Religious truth is explored in a general, feeling-based manner, rather than expounded didactically. Truth and beauty are the most important ways to experience spiritual truth in this book. The ability to recognize spiritual good is transferable from one world to another.
In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, great spiritual good is terrifying and awe-inspiring.
By approaching spiritual truth through allegory, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe makes the basic principles of Christian doctrine accessible to non-Christian readers.