Religion: Theological Thriller

England's modern John Bunyan is a wise, witty, sad-faced Fellow of Oxford's Magdalen College named Clive Staples Lewis. Like the Inspired Tinker, Anglican Convert Lewis (The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce) writes of the trials and troubles of man's soul in a sinful world; to dramatize his theology he peoples his stories with a menagerie of sprites, devils, and fabulous monsters. Lewis' latest: That Hideous Strength (Macmillan, $3), third volume of a trilogy* begun in 1943. It is loaded with enough spiritual wisdom for a dozen sermons.

The plot revolves around an attempt...

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