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PAST EVENT: Moral Relativism in C.S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man


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PAST EVENT: In this half-day workshop, Dr. Bryan Hollon will offer a presentation on C.S. Lewis’ The Abolition of Man. C.S. Lewis regarded The Abolition of Man as his best non-fiction work. The book was published in 1943 to explore the problem of moral subjectivism and offer a prophetic warning to those who embrace it. In just three chapters, Lewis shone a clear light on the incoherence of moral relativism and argued, convincingly, that it would have dire consequences. We now see those consequences playing out before our eyes, in much the way that Lewis predicted they would. The National Review places it #7 on its list of the 100 most important non-fiction works of the 20th century. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) ranks it #2 on its list of the 50 best books of the 20th century. In this half-day workshop, Dr. Bryan Hollon will offer a presentation on The Abolition of Man in order to make its meaning and implications clear. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and engage in short breakout discussions with others at their tables in order to consider its relevance for the present age. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of Malone University’s Center for Christian Faith & Culture. We highly recommend that all attendees purchase the book and read it in advance. The workshop schedule will be as follows:   Thursday, February 17, 2022 (CHANGED) Brehme Conference Center, Malone University 10:00 am – Arrival and Coffee time 10:30 am – Session One  12:00 pm – Lunch 1:00   pm – Session Two 2:30   pm – Conclusion of Workshop

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In this half-day workshop, Dr. Bryan Hollon will offer a presentation on C.S. Lewis' The Abolition of Man.
C.S. Lewis regarded The Abolition of Man as his best non-fiction work. The book was published in 1943 to explore the problem of moral subjectivism and offer a prophetic warning to those who embrace it. In just three chapters, Lewis shone a clear light on the incoherence of moral relativism and argued, convincingly, that it would have dire consequences. We now see those consequences playing out before our eyes, in much the way that Lewis predicted they would. The National Review places it #7 on its list of the 100 most important non-fiction works of the 20th century. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) ranks it #2 on its list of the 50 best books of the 20th century.

In this half-day workshop, Dr. Bryan Hollon will offer a presentation on The Abolition of Man in order to make its meaning and implications clear. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation and engage in short breakout discussions with others at their tables in order to consider its relevance for the present age. Morning coffee and lunch will be provided for all attendees, courtesy of Malone University's Center for Christian Faith & Culture.

We highly recommend that all attendees purchase the book and read it in advance. The workshop schedule will be as follows:

 

Thursday, February 17, 2022 (CHANGED)

Brehme Conference Center, Malone University

10:00 am - Arrival and Coffee time

10:30 am - Session One 

12:00 pm - Lunch

1:00   pm - Session Two

2:30   pm - Conclusion of Workshop

Bryan C. Hollon

Bryan C. Hollon, Ph.D., Professor, is the Dean President of Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Previously he served as the City Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio and as a Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for Christian Faith & Culture at Malone University. As a scholar, Dr. Hollon specializes in ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac. As an Anglican Priest serving at St. John’s in Canton, Ohio, he is always interested in the ways that Christians and Christian churches engage contemporary culture and struggle to remain faithful to the gospel in different contexts. Dr. Hollon is a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity.”

 

The Schedule

10:00 am - 10:30 am Arrival & Coffee
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session One
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Session Two