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The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
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Good for apologetics (the religious discipline of defending or attempting to prove the truth of religious doctrines through systematic argumentation and discourse). It's a pretty thick argument about the viability of subjective experience as an informant to our conclusions about God. Morality cannot rely on laws or scientific discovery. There is more. The appendix is a very interesting compilation of commonalities in moral systems across time and culture. Lewis borrows from Eastern philosophy to call the preponderous similarities the "Tao" or way. Humanity seems to have developed many cultural taboos independently. He argues that this is evidence for a common source of morality, God. Paul assumes this point in Romans 1. -Ben White
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