NOTE: We are sorry to announce that all books have been placed on backorder starting with donations placed on or after October 26th. You may make a donation at this time. However, you may not receive your copies of After Humanity and Abolition of Man until early January.
With your gift this month, you will receive the following:
• 1 copy of Michael Ward’s guide to Abolition of Man, entitled After Humanity
• 1 companion copy of Abolition of Man
• Access to a live webinar with Michael Ward on November 18
• 3 guide videos from Michael Ward to view as you read
Don’t miss this chance to explore one of the most important books of our time, guided by a distinguished C.S. Lewis scholar!
The Abolition of Man is not an optimistic book.
It paints a grim picture, one more true today than it was when it was published. But part of our calling as Christians it to look at the world as it really is. If we want to be restorers in this cultural moment, we must go down to the dark roots of what has gone wrong, and start our work there.
Meet the Author
Michael Ward, a Catholic priest, is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis, co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis, and presenter of the BBC television documentary The Narnia Code. On the fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s death, Michael Ward unveiled a permanent national memorial to him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, London.
Receive a copy of The Abolition of Man and After Humanity with donation
After Humanity is a guide to one of C.S. Lewis’s most widely admired but least accessible works, The Abolition of Man, which originated as a series of lectures on ethics that he delivered during the Second World War.
These lectures tackle the thorny question of whether moral value is objective or not. When we say something is right or wrong, are we recognizing a reality outside ourselves, or merely reporting a subjective sentiment? Lewis addresses the matter from a purely philosophical standpoint, leaving theological matters to one side. He makes a powerful case against subjectivism, issuing an intellectual warning that, in our “post-truth” twenty-first century, has even more relevance than when he originally presented it.
Lewis characterized The Abolition of Man as “almost my favourite among my books,” and his biographer Walter Hooper has called it “an all but indispensable introduction to the entire corpus of Lewisiana.” In After Humanity, Michael Ward sheds much-needed light on this important but difficult work, explaining both its general academic context and the particular circumstances in Lewis’s life that helped give rise to it, including his front-line service in the trenches of the First World War.
After Humanity contains a detailed commentary clarifying the many allusions and quotations scattered throughout Lewis’s argument. It shows how this resolutely philosophical thesis fits in with his other, more explicitly Christian works. It also includes a full-color photo gallery, displaying images of people, places, and documents that relate to The Abolition of Man, among them Lewis’s original “blurb” for the book, which has never before been published.