THEOLOGY | Diving Into The Abolition of Man

Joseph Clair and Michael Ward consider C.S. Lewis' discourse, The Abolition of Man.

In this episode, Joseph Clair meets with professor and researcher Michael Ward to discuss C.S. Lewis' famous book, The Abolition of Man. How did Lewis reconcile reason and emotion in humanity—and what can we learn from his mid-twentieth century take on subjectivism for our own time?

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Michael Ward is Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, and Professor of Apologetics at HBU. He is the author of the award-winning 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). Michael Ward presented the BBC television documentary, The Narnia Code, directed and produced by the BAFTA-winning film-maker, Norman Stone. He authored an accompanying book entitled The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavens.
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Our host, Joseph Clair, serves as the executive dean of the Cultural Enterprise at George Fox University, which encompasses the humanities, theology, education, and professional studies. He is also an associate professor of theology and culture. Before joining the George Fox faculty in 2013, he earned his PhD in the religion, ethics and politics program at Princeton University while also working as an assistant in instruction. Prior to Princeton, Clair earned an MPhil at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He also holds master’s degrees from Fordham and Duke University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.

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