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Rejecting the Magician’s Bargain: Lewis’ Charge to Science

In The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis argued that the project of modern science “was born in an unhealthy neighbourhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.” While there have been some scientists, philosophers, and theologians who have thoughtfully reconsidered the foundations of modern science, many Christians assume that modern science is the innocent offspring of a purely Christian worldview. Ken Myers explains why that’s not an accurate account, and explores what repentance might look like.