Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man

Finding C. S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Film and Television

Author: Mark J. Boone,Kevin C. Neece

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498232345

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis's masterpiece in ethics and the philosophy of science, warns of the danger of combining modern moral skepticism with the technological pursuit of human desires. The end result is the final destruction of human nature. From Brave New World to Star Trek, from steampunk to starships, science fiction film has considered from nearly every conceivable angle the same nexus of morality, technology, and humanity of which C. S. Lewis wrote. As a result, science fiction film has unintentionally given us stunning depictions of Lewis's terrifying vision of the future. In Science Fiction Film and the Abolition of Man, scholars of religion, philosophy, literature, and film explore the connections between sci-fi film and the three parts of Lewis's book: how sci-fi portrays "Men without Chests" incapable of responding properly to moral good, how it teaches the Tao or "The Way," and how it portrays "The Abolition of Man."

The Abolition of Man: C.S. Lewis’s Classic Essay on Objective Morality

A Critical Edition by Michael Ward

Author: C. S. Lewis,Michael Ward

Publisher: TellerBooks

ISBN: 1681090112

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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The Abolition of Man is one of C.S. Lewis’s most important and influential works. In three weighty lectures, given at the height of the Second World War, Lewis defends the objectivity of value, pointing to the universal moral law that all great philosophical and religious traditions have recognized. This critical edition, prepared by Michael Ward, helps readers get the most out of Lewis’s classic work with an introduction placing the book in the context of his life and times; a fully annotated version of the text; a commentary on key passages; and a set of questions for group discussion or individual reflection. Scholarly, detailed, yet accessible, it is the must-have version of an essential volume.

The Abolition of Man

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061949135

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 1903


In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

The Abolition of Sanity

C. S. Lewis on the Consequences of Modernism

Author: Steve Turley

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781091268883


Page: 49

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Why does it seem like the world is falling apart?Everywhere we look today, the world is changing, and not for the better. For many of us, such political and cultural changes have been so dramatic that we no longer recognize our societies anymore. So what's going on?This book has the answer!In this masterful work, 'The Abolition of Man,' C.S. Lewis observes how the modern world is in fact changing our conception of what it means to be human by sequestering humanity from the objective values that made us most human. Focusing on modern educational reforms, Lewis noted that instead of virtue formation, modern educational practices perpetuate a mechanistic vision of the world comprised of scientifically inspired control over nature and, as a necessary consequence, humans. HERE'S A PREVIEW OF WHAT YOU'LL LEARN .......... How modernist assumptions about the world differ drastically from classical and Christian ones How modernism is radically reshaping a fundamentally different conception of humanity What role education plays in perpetuating modernist norms about the world How the role of virtue and wisdom formation can become a powerful antidote to these secularizing tendencies And much, much more ....along with a whole BONUS SECTION of study questions and answers to group discussion!! In this insightful and thought provoking book, you will discover C.S. Lewis' invitation to challenge the modernist assumptions of our age by rediscovering the doctrine of objective values and, in so doing, you will rediscover a hope for truly human flourishing for generations to come.Get your copy today!