The Abolition of Man

The Abolition of Man

Originating as lectures delivered at the University of Durham over 80 years ago, The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis is a classic and one of the most debated of his extraordinary works. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. 

Listen in as Carl and Todd discuss why Christians today have much to learn from reading Lewis’ astonishingly prophetic and insightful lectures.

“I think what Lewis was doing, and probably was not fully aware he was doing, was putting his finger on what would manifest itself as the underlying problem of the modern world, which is the complete collapse of the notion of human nature: what it means to be a man, what it means to be human.”  – Carl Trueman

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Show Notes:

The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis:

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre:

After Humanity: A Guide to C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man by Michael Ward:

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