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"The Abolition of Man" and "That Hideous Strength": Not as Unwise but as Wise--R

Episode 12

January 12, 2022 Speaker: The Rev. Brian K. McGreevy Series: C. S. Lewis

Episode 12: Not as Unwise but as Wise: Reflections from C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength 

As we explore Chapter 2 of That Hideous Strength, the theme of the Inner Ring takes center stage as pride and gossip envelop Mark Studdock. Lewis makes strong points about using people and abusing power, corrupting language, envisioning a politico-technological utopia run by the government and science, holding to a dangerous view of Man as merely an animal or cog in a machine, and refusing to be vulnerable in human relationships. All the while, he is setting the stage for revealing what the N.I.C.E. is all about.