The Abolition of Sanity: C.S. Lewis on the Consequences of Modernism

Narrated by: Dr. Scott F. Guinn
Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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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 audiobook, 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.

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Understanding for our times

I’m very grateful for the clarity of this book. This will be my number one recommendation to friends and family who are concerned or confused about the way our current events are unfolding. Thank you for the breath of fresh air for my mind and soul!

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Not what I expected

This was not a normal C.S. Lewis book, but an analysis, summary and evaluation of his thoughts on society, education, religions and human populations.

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Misleading Book Title

I was under the impression that I was buying a C.S. Lewis audiobook. Instead, this is an evaluation of C.S. Lewis by someone else.

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Right-wing Christian Propaganda

This book purports to be an analysis of C.S.Leeis writings on Modernism, but after a first chapter summarizing Lewis ideas. Turkey in the second chapter goes on a right-wing rant claiming that Christianity is regaining its dominant position globally because of a higher birthdate among “traditionalists” (I.e., fundamentalists). I feel like I’ve been ambushed by this book..I returned it for a refund. Turley is a propagandist pure and simple, whatever his academic claims. He is also, as I later discovered, a Trump apologist...avoid his works!