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Number of Pages: 367
Publication Date: 1990
|Dimensions: 6 1/4 X 9 1/4 X 1 1/4 (inches)|
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Considered foundational to his entire life's work, this text was revised shortly before the renowned theologian's death.
Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into a score of languages and sold millions worldwide. He and his wife, Edith, founded L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Schaeffer passed away in 1984, but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.
Lane T. Dennis is president and publisher of Crossway Books and Good News Tracts. Dr. Dennis earned his BS in business from Northern Illinois University, an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Northwestern University. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the Managing Director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the Executive Editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.
J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.
Jonathon Hallett5 Stars Out Of 5October 26, 2009Jonathon HallettFrancis Schaeffer was a giant among the Christian intellectuals. This book will impart knowledge, wisdom, and insights that most Christians don't know and yet desperately need to know in order to influence such a godless culture. Don't pass this book up if you like to read.
Jeanine Pumphrey5 Stars Out Of 5September 10, 2009Jeanine PumphreyThe book was a gift to a grad student friend with high level thinking. She has already remarked that the writing parallels teachings and studies she has heard or recieved in recent years.
Jerry Rogers4 Stars Out Of 5April 10, 2009Jerry RogersFor a Francis Schaeffer book, it is much easier reading than I first expected it to be.
Daniel Cha5 Stars Out Of 5October 11, 2007Daniel ChaI started reading Francis Schaeffer when I was in high school. Having finished his Complete Works years ago, I still find myself being drawn to some of his books again and again. Specifically, those books are the ones that compose the so-called Schaeffer Trilogy. They have shaped the way I view life's big questions, and hence, the way I view life. Some have criticized Schaeffer's use of the broad brush in his treatment of the history of philosophy and of the development of western culture. I would counter that people do this all the time in their daily conversation. Schaeffer was the grand generalist who saw the interplay of ideas across the various disciplines and was able to comment upon them from a biblical perspective. In short, he was a true intellect who read widely and thought deeply.As Schaeffer so eloquently pointed out, when you ask the basic questions (and there are only few), you are ultimately left with only few possible answers. To know that true biblical Christianity has the only (not "best," but "only") rational answers in the areas of morals, metaphysics, and epistemology is wonderful indeed. The old Bible speaks to modern man.