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

Episode 25

May 18, 2022 Speaker: The Rev. Brian K. McGreevy Series: C. S. Lewis

Episode 25: Not as Unwise but as Wise: Reflections from C.S. Lewis's The Abolition of Man and That Hideous Strength

In Chapter 16, the N.I.C.E. banquet at Belbury devolves into Babel-like chaos and terror as Merlin speaks an incantation: “Qui Verbum Dei contempserunt, eis auferetur etiam verbum hominis.” (They that have despised the word of God, from them shall the word of man also be taken away). Merlin releases the animals from their cages, and the leaders of the N.I.C.E. are consumed by their dark masters. The closing chapter chronicles Venus's descent upon St. Anne's, focusing on the male and female order of Creation and the restoration of the created order.