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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
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Jan 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: c-s-lewis, christianity, last-hundred-years
Read in November, 2010

This is a good book for the thinking Christian. Moved by the progressive modern determination to remove ourselves from ideals and to make absolute values irrelevant, Lewis sets out to show that no one can survive the destruction of Truth, and that the long human struggle to subject the world, if taken too far, leads to the inevitable end of man’s own abolition. While deeply immersed in Lewis’ philosophical background, the style itself is logical and easy to follow. It will undoubtedly take the reader several times through to get the full impact of this book, but that is part of its beauty, and it is well worth the reading. Lewis sketches the progression of man’s conquest over Nature and, ultimately, his encroaching victory over Reason itself. But his point (and he aptly executes his design) is to show the irreparable damage that a victory over Reason and a reduction to mere subjection of Values will do. This is a lecture which is still, sadly, applicable to our day.
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message 1: by Leanna (new) - added it

Leanna I've just started it, but I'm a little confused by his use of the word' Tao'?


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