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Francis A. Schaeffer authored more than twenty books on theology, philosophy, art, and culture, selling 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 to this vis mere day. vis mindre


Værker af Francis A. Schaeffer

A Christian Manifesto (1982) 1,881 eksemplarer
True Spirituality (1971) 1,729 eksemplarer
He Is There and He Is Not Silent (1972) 1,124 eksemplarer
The Mark of the Christian (1970) 887 eksemplarer
Art and the Bible (IVP Classics) (1973) 764 eksemplarer
The Great Evangelical Disaster (1984) 732 eksemplarer
Death in the City (1969) 639 eksemplarer
No Little People (1974) 519 eksemplarer
A Christian View of Spirituality (1982) 355 eksemplarer
A Christian View of the Church (1982) 351 eksemplarer
Everybody Can Know (1973) 235 eksemplarer
Basic Bible Studies (1829) 181 eksemplarer
The New Super-Spirituality (1973) 143 eksemplarer
No Final Conflict (1707) 131 eksemplarer
2 Contents, 2 Realities (1974) 106 eksemplarer
Baptism (1625) 98 eksemplarer
Who is for peace? (1983) 70 eksemplarer
Letters To Father Aristotle (1995) 43 eksemplarer
Who Is for Life? (1984) 21 eksemplarer
Corruption vs. True Spirituality (1998) 14 eksemplarer
A morte da razão 10 eksemplarer
A Christian Manifesto (DVD) (1982) 8 eksemplarer
Whatever Happened to the Human Race — Fortæller — 5 eksemplarer
Dieu Illusion Ou Realite ? (1989) 4 eksemplarer
Broken Cisterns (2003) 4 eksemplarer
Helft den Christen im Sowjetblock (1983) 4 eksemplarer
A day of sober rejoicing (1982) 3 eksemplarer
Verdadeira Espiritualidade (2022) 3 eksemplarer
A IGREJA NO ANO 2001 2 eksemplarer
La Fe de los Humanistas (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Die Bibel zum Thema (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Ismertetőjelük: a szeretet (1993) 2 eksemplarer
Nenhum Conflito Final (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Here We Stand. 2 eksemplarer
Jeder ist von Bedeutung. (1982) 2 eksemplarer
Genesis in Raum und Zeit (1976) 2 eksemplarer
Huyendo de la razn 1 eksemplar
Aki van (1996) 1 eksemplar
True Spirituality 1 eksemplar
Ő létezik és nem hallgat (1994) 1 eksemplar
A marca do cristão 1 eksemplar
O Sinal Do Cristão 1 eksemplar
Die neue religiöse Welle (1975) 1 eksemplar
Super duhovnost 1 eksemplar
How Should We Live? 1 eksemplar
Liefde is het teken 1 eksemplar
7 Lectures 1 eksemplar
Joshua Flow Biblical History (2002) 1 eksemplar

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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas (2008) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver; Bidragyder, nogle udgaver424 eksemplarer
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross: Experiencing the Passion and Power of Easter (2009) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver315 eksemplarer
Your Half of the Apple (1972) — Forord, nogle udgaver97 eksemplarer
Portrait of a Shelter (1973) — Forord — 9 eksemplarer

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If you're used to only reading Schaeffer for his apologetics, you are missing out on one of his biggest contributions to Christendom - the encouragement for Christians to make Jesus Christ Lord of all - that also includes in the culture and the arts.

During Schaeffer's day, he was the one answering any question thrown at Christianity. He was going to the youth and college students (and they were coming to him). He was an adopter of indie documentaries like "How Should We Then Live?" He would have fit right at home in the online video space. And this book is a prime example of Schaeffer writing succinctly and proficiently.

After stating his premise that Christians are to be great artists for the glory of God, Schaeffer splits the book into two parts to make his case. The first part is a look back into the Scriptures to show all the ways art has played a part in the carrying out of God's plan of salvation. It's easy to say that he stays here a bit too long but to not draw on the examples he gives would do a disservice of the purpose of his whole book and premises. Schaeffer points to God being a Creator and us being His image bearers, we can engage in non-idol making art. Art that is not just paintings but architecture, jewlrey, painting, etc. are given. A stellar point of how even the Song of Solomon points Christians to being good romantics and engaging in good sex should not be undersold. All points are reflections back to the main Souce of our Creator.

The second part of the book is what most of us are use to today - the call to action. Schaeffer has grounded his call in Scripture and so the motivation in how should we now live becomes one of inspiration and details. Schaeffer doesn't only talk about being good artists but also being good intakers of art. Things like technical abilities should be displayed and those same abilities should be appreciated for it. Of course, Schaeffer has to talk about the worldview being reflected in the art. Amazing points all around for this for those who read Schaeffer for his presuppositional apologetics. Other points worth highlighting is that not all good, Christian art has to be "religious" art. The art can still be Christian art without putting a baby Jesus in it or footprints in the sand. An interesting cultural aspect that Schaeffer discusses is one of how one's culture and society should be seen in the art. The music or the sculpture from Japan is going to be recognized as such because the style and technical aspect that makes the music or sculpture from the UK different. Schaeffer makes some interesting points that are being discussed and debated today.

One aspect that I would have liked to have read more on was Schaeffer's take on objective beauty. Beauty is discussed here but I feel like Schaeffer would be able to express a positive case for objective beauty in about six pages (an inflation rate of 120 pages by today's authors).

This is a book to pick up and discuss with others. Jesus Christ is Lord of all - even the arts. Christians should have no excuses for making bad art. Final Grade - A-
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agentx216 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2023 |
Ya, again, every time I read anything by Schaeffer, this written in 1970, the more I proclaim him a prophet - in both declaring God's Word and being an onlooker on what the future (our present) needs. It's always a loving, kick in the pants too. That's why I read theology!

Schaeffer takes the words of Jesus in John 13:34-35, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another" and runs with it.

Schaeffer systematizes all the different details to see here. He looks at being accused by the world by not being loving in a proper way that we are called by God to be loving, by telling what is true on the basis of God's revelation. Then he covers when the world calls us unloving because we are unloving - unloving towards others and especially unloving towards other believers. Schaeffer's very striking point he terms "The Final Apologetic" warns Christians that being truly unloving and having the world see it undermines Christ work so much it would be valid to have the unbelieving world declare "God did not send Jesus Christ into the world as an atonement". Schaeffer is not being harsh, he's being challenging. And when he is challenging, he also shows the other avenues of this passage. The believe will fail and with failure we are able to be forgiven and then go and ask for forgiveness - that too is showing love for others and other believers. Then believers are also called to be forgiving of others especially those seeking forgiveness. He provides a very challenging story of post-WWII Germany of believers on both sides of the line and a truly beautiful story about the redemption Christ provides the world after a monstrosity of hatred and death experienced there.

There are so many other points that it would just be the book here instead of the review. So, Christian, go pick this up and be challenged especially with how you respond to others on places like Twitter and especially how you are called to love other believers. Final Grade - A+
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agentx216 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Nov 27, 2023 |
This book contends that only historic Christianity, rightly understood and fearlessly applied, can solve the dilemmas of modern man.
PendleHillLibrary | 12 andre anmeldelser | Aug 23, 2023 |



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