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Friday, April 13, 2012

"That Hideous Strength" Is Our Book for May 10th

May 10th will find Peggy leading our discussion on the third and final volume of C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.  That Hideous Strength was published in 1945 and continues the adventures begun in Out of the Silent Planet, and continued in Perelandra.   But now we are involved on earth in the ominous rise of an inner ring that seems dedicated to evil and motivated by dark forces.  Elwin Ransom appears again leading a small group combating the rise of evil. 

This volume of the Space Trilogy illustrates the point of Lewis's non-fiction work, The Abolition of Man.  Come and join us at the Harrisonburg Barnes and Noble on the second Thursday of May at 7:30 p.m. and we'll be discussing this remarkable book.

Then in June we'll be reading The Abolition of Man with That Hideous Strength still fresh in our minds and we'll hopefully be able to get insight into what was troubling C.S. Lewis about our modern society.  Our schedule for the rest of the year is given below. (There may be changes in the schedule.  In particular we are considering changing the book for July to one of George MacDonald's novels, so stay tuned.)

Schedule for the Remainder of the Year

May 10: "That Hideous Strength" by C.S. Lewis with Peggy leading.
June 14: "The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis with Ray leading.
July 12: "At the Back of the North Wind" by George MacDonald with Elizabeth leading.
August 9: "The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy" edited by Gregory Bassham and Jerry L. Walls with Jane leading
September 13: A Father Brown Story by G.K. Chesterton to be announced with Cristabel leading.
October 11: "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis with Iain leading.
November 8: "Descent into Hell" by Charles Williams with Melissa leading.
December 13: PARTY and Plotting the New Year
January 10, 2013: "Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley" by Peter Kreeft with Peggy leading.