Tal Cohen's Bookshelf: A Collection of Personal Opinions about Books

David writes:
That Hideous Strength
I think the power of THS is that is takes Christian theology and puts a whole different twist on it. It is almost as though he is taking Christian concepts and having his secular characters of Mark and Jane stubble upon them and try to piece it together without ever being directly told any theology/''religion.'' Also it is an excellent work of science fiction, I love how he throws in old with new: Merlin's time travel along with Filostrato's technological prowess. Overall its a great book that does get one thinking.
[389] Posted on Monday, 18 May 2009 at 20:29 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]

Marissa writes in reply to David:
That Hideous Strength
I think the point Lewis is trying to get across to the reader in THS is not necessarily putting a new ''twist'' on Christianity, but revealing the fact that God meant for our ''religion'' to be our lives. He is supposed to permeate every portion of our being. He called us to Himself, we have no choice in the matter; it's all or nothing, to use a cliche.
[669] Posted on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at 20:11 GMT [Reply to this] [Permalink]

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