We Review Magnificent Malevolence

Posted by Les Ellison  ·  Be the first to comment

Derek Wilson steals C S Lewis literary clothes and puts them on to run amok through the social, politcal and spritual turmoil of the  last half of the twentieth century.

With his own devilish creation, Crumblewit, Wilson shows how the principles of temptation proposed by Lewis’ famous demon, Screwtape, achieved everything he could have hoped for in the years from 1948 to the present… and how he will still, ultimately, fail. This isn’t necessarily a book for the Lewis buff; you don't need to know a thing about Lewis’ hellish antihero. And although it’s written by a historian, you don’t need to know your late twentieth century history either.

The undercover devil uses techniques that John le Carré’s George Smiley would recognise to bring about everything from the Midle East conflict to the current financial collapse, although I wish it had more of a Carré style plot about it. With a lot to say about the self destructive obsessions and distractions of the Church (too fixated on the past and future to notice what’s going on today) it’s not all doom and gloom; Crumbelewit’s very pomposity and deviousness prove to be his own undoing.

23rd April

April 23rd, 2013 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

Thumbs Down0
Thumbs Up0

Did you find this article useful?

0 Visitor Comments

Join in the Eden community and comment on this article

Leave A Comment

Leave your comments or suggestions in regards to this article.

Product Spotlight
Magnificent Malevolence

Magnificent Malevolence

Availability: In Stock - Usually dispatched within 24 hours

Offer Price: £7.80

Most Popular Articles
Advent Reflection: 4th December - Amy Boucher Pye
Posted on Sunday 4th of December
Advent Reflection: 3rd December - Cathy Madavan
Posted on Saturday 3rd of December
Advent Reflection: 2nd December - Gemma Willis
Posted on Friday 2nd of December
Advent Reflection: 1st December - Andy Robb
Posted on Thursday 1st of December
An Updated Guide to Advent Studies
Posted on Tuesday 22nd of November
Advent Reflection: 4th December - Amy Boucher Pye
Posted on Sunday 4th of December
Advent Reflection: 3rd December - Cathy Madavan
Posted on Saturday 3rd of December
Advent Reflection: 2nd December - Gemma Willis
Posted on Friday 2nd of December
Advent Reflection: 1st December - Andy Robb
Posted on Thursday 1st of December
An Updated Guide to Advent Studies
Posted on Tuesday 22nd of November
What Are Eden Bundles?
Posted on Friday 11th of November
Creating an all age, fun, and messy church
Posted on Wednesday 28th of March

Updates from the live @Edencouk twitter feed!

Twitter Seperator
Don't forget to follow us @edencouk
Recent Article Comments
No Comments.

Nia Wright has made 0 posts.

34 useful comments

A Reader has made 0 posts.

16 useful comments

Les Ellison has made 54 posts.

10 useful comments

James Warwood has made 4 posts.

8 useful comments

Ian Matthews has made 8 posts.

8 useful comments

Last updated: 24 mins ago