Book Review: “That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost”

Sep 14, 2018 by

from Christian Concern:

Melvin Tinker.
EP Books, 2018, 127 pages, £6.99.

Reviewed by Tim Dieppe, Head of Public Policy at Christian Concern.

Melvin Tinker has written an excellent short primer on the contemporary influence of cultural Marxism and how we can respond to it.

Inspiration from C.S. Lewis

Tinker draws inspiration from C.S. Lewis’s novel, That Hideous Strength, which was the third of Lewis’s three-part science fiction space trilogy published in 1945. The novel is an exploration of the possibility of an intellectual elite imposing a godless ideology that runs counter to common sense on the masses. Tinker sees Lewis as ahead of his time in foreseeing how the increasing influences of materialism, scientism, and naturalism would naturally progress.

Tinker also draws inspiration from the story of the Tower of Babel which he describes as “an exercise of collective rebellion” against God (p38), in an attempt to set up a rival cosmology to that of the creator.

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