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The Abolition of Man:
C.S. Lewis’s Classic Essay on Objective Morality
A Critical Edition by Michael Ward

Title: 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

Year: 2017

Language: English

Specifications: 253 pages; 6.0 in. x 9.0 in., perfect paperback, full color cover, black & white interior

Price: $17.99 (paperback); $12.99 (eBook)


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Paperback: ISBN (13): 978-1-68109-009-2
Kindle: ISBN (13): 978-1-68109-010-8
ePub: ISBN (13): 978-1-68109-030-6


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.


“In this brilliant book, Ward demonstrates the profound importance of Lewis’s The Abolition of Man both philosophically and theologically, as well as culturally. Ward's expert introduction, commentary, and notes helps us to read Lewis’s masterpiece in depth from a contemporary, fair minded, clear perspective. Its publication should be celebrated by both scholars and newcomers to Lewis's enduring work.”

—CHARLES TALIAFERRO, Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College

“Michael Ward has produced a masterful critical edition of The Abolition of Man. His introduction and notes help the reader to appreciate both the book's context and content, enabling the text to come alive. All of Lewis's readers are in his debt for this work.”

—TERENCE CUNEO, Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Vermont

“Michael Ward has provided readers with an extremely enjoyable and timely work that brings out the genius of Lewis. The Abolition of Man is framed between Ward’s informative essay about the historical setting of the book and his perceptive commentary on the text. Anyone interested in Lewis’s philosophical thought will benefit from Ward’s insights.”

—STEWART GOETZ, Professor of Philosophy, Ursinus College

About Michael Ward

Michael Ward is a Fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, Texas. He is the author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press).

He studied English at the University of Oxford, Theology at the University of Cambridge, and holds a PhD in Divinity from the University of St Andrews.  

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