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Escape from Reason


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830898298
Category: Religion
Page: 96
View: 6422
Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness. How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy? In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason. Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope.

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The Great Evangelical Disaster


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433517242
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 6104
Have Christians compromised their stand on truth and morality until there is almost nothing they will speak out against? Has the evangelical church itself sold out to the world? A provocative and challenging book—but one that is tempered by Dr. Schaeffer's deep commitment to Christ and love for the church.

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He is There and He is Not Silent


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9780842314138
Category: Religion
Page: 100
View: 1013
A philosophical argument that God exists that examines the question from metaphysical, moral, and epistemological angles.

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C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer

Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time
Author: Scott R. Burson,Jerry L. Walls
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830874644
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 8766
In some ways, they could not be more different: the pipe-smoking, Anglican Oxford don and the blue-collar scion of conservative Presbyterianism. But C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, each in his unique way, fashioned Christian apologetics that influenced millions in their lifetimes. And the work of each continues to be read and studied today. In this book Scott Burson and Jerry Walls compare and contrast for the first time the thought of Lewis and Schaeffer. With great respect for the legacy of each man, but with critical insight as well, they suggest strengths and weaknesses of their apologetics. All the while they consider what Lewis and Schaeffer still have to offer in light of postmodernism and other cultural currents that, since their deaths, have changed the apologetic landscape. This incisive book stands as both an excellent introduction to the work of these two important figures and a fresh proposal for apologetics at the dawn of a new century.

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Truth with Love

The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer
Author: Bryan A. Follis
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433518988
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 5074
Francis Schaeffer was a well-known, extremely influential apologist and thinker who made his mark defending orthodox truth in the face of strong opposition. He was foremost in the vocation of apologetic ministry, and he was a brilliant man whom God used mightily during the decades of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. In Truth with Love, Bryan Follis explores the theology and thinking that fueled the ministry of Francis Schaeffer, from his Reformed position to his understanding of fundamentalism. Follis examines Schaeffer's apologetic argument and the role of reason in his discussions and writings. The position Francis Schaeffer took against modernism and its applicability in this day of postmodernism are studied as well. This book is a beneficial resource for any Francis Schaeffer fan and any minister, teacher, or student who appreciates truth and its defense in the face of different kinds of opposition.

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Praying

Finding Our Way Through Duty to Delight
Author: J. I. Packer,Carolyn Nystrom
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833542
Category: Religion
Page: 319
View: 690
Includes study questions, prayer exercises and journaling suggestions for each chapter Praying is an action that is of the essence of Christian existence. It involves our beliefs, emotions, values, hopes and fears, certainties and uncertainties, knowledge and ignorance. As J. I. Packer and Carolyn Nystrom explain, this book "is a heart-to-heart affair, in which two Christians who try to pray and wish they prayed better share thoughts about what they are doing with people whom they envisage as being like themselves." The authors offer hope for those of us who daydream when we try to listen to God and stumble when we try to speak. Let Packer and Nystrom come alongside you to encourage and guide your active praying to our powerful God, and let him move your praying through mere duty to delight.

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The Living Church

Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor
Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899898
Category: Religion
Page: 182
View: 1173
At the 150th anniversary of the dedication of his church, John Stott gave voice to his dream for All Souls, London, and all souls everywhere: "I have a dream of . . . a biblical church . . . a worshiping church . . . a caring church . . . a serving church . . . an expectant church Reflecting on his more than sixty years of service at All Souls and a worldwide ministry that led Time magazine to acknowledge him as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World," Stott alerts a church that is in transition to the marks of a church that is living. The Living Church is the full articulation of Stott's dream for the body of Christ in the world today. To the people of God who inherit the global church he has helped to build for the past sixty years, he bequeaths this calling: There is such a thing as goodness: pursue it. The postmodern mood is unfriendly to all universal absolutes. Yet the apostle says there is such a thing as truth: fight for it. And there is such a thing as life: lay hold of it. May God enable us to make an unabashed commitment . . . to what is true, what is good, and what is real.

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Genesis in Space and Time


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878260
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 487
Genesis is a book of orgins--the orgin of the universe, the origin of life and the origin of man. It places man in his cosmic setting, shows his particular uniquness, explains his wonder and his flaw, and begins to trace the flow of human history through space and time. Many today, however, view this book as a collection of myths, useful for understanding the Hebrew mind, perhaps, but vertainly not a record of what really happened. Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer challenges that view and shows how the first eleven chapters of Genesis stand as a solid, space-time basis for answering the tough questions posed by modern man.

Your Father Loves You

Daily Insights for Knowing God
Author: J. I. Packer
Publisher: Shaw
ISBN: 9780877888758
Category:
Page: 380
View: 1227

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The Mark of the Christian


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830895361
Category: Religion
Page: 64
View: 4840
"It is possible to be a Christian without showing the mark, but if we expect non-Christians to know that we are Christians, we must show the mark." Christians have not always presented an inviting picture to the world. Too often we have failed to show the beauty of authentic Christian love. And the world has disregarded Christianity as a result. In our era of global violence and sectarian intolerance, the church needs to hear anew the challenge of this book. Decades ago Francis Schaeffer exhorted, "Love--and the unity it attests to--is the mark Christ gave Christians to wear before the world. Only with this mark may the world know that Christians are indeed Christians and that Jesus was sent by the Father." More than ever, the church needs to respond compassionately to a needy world. More than ever, we need to show the Mark.

    • Literary Criticism

Critical Theory Today

A User-Friendly Guide
Author: Lois Tyson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643232
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 488
View: 5953
This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

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True Spirituality


Author: Francis Schaeffer
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414356839
Category: Religion
Page: 192
View: 2738
Tyndale celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of this twentieth-century spiritual classic with a special commemorative edition featuring new foreword by Chuck Colson and introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute. True Spirituality is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life.

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Beyond Our Selves


Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: Chosen Books Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780800792961
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 1009
This spiritual adventure from best-selling author Catherine Marshall relates tales from her childhood to marriage, and reads like a secret, questioning journal-and journey. Along the way, Marshall offers guidance on topics such as forgiveness, suffering, miracles, unanswered prayer, and healing. The result is a poignant revelation of her authentic search for a meaningful life, a practical faith, and a closer relationship with God.With more than two million copies in print, the continuing vitality of Beyond Our Selves stems from its basic practicality as a book that shines insight on subjects concerning every believer. In fact, Beyond Our Selves is inspiring millions of people around the world in search of meaning for their lives-challenging them to stretch their beliefs, deepen their faith, and revitalize their purpose.

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The Finished Work of Christ (Paperback Edition)

The Truth of Romans 1-8
Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433516934
Category: Religion
Page: 242
View: 5723
Augustine. Luther. Wesley. These great leaders of the church all traced their spiritual awakenings to the book of Romans. To this day Paul’s letter continues to fascinate, amaze, and awaken those who seek to plumb its depths, including one of the most influential Christian thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer. In his landmark commentary on the first eight chapters of Romans, Schaeffer expounds on the foundational doctrines that undergird the core of Christian teaching, offering modern readers vital insights into the message of Romans and an arresting perspective on our own times. Redesigned with a new cover.

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Death in the City


Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433516578
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 5545
Few Christians had greater impact during the last half of the twentieth century than Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer. A man with penetrating insight into post-Christian, post-modern life, Schaeffer also cared deeply about people and their search for truth, meaning, and beauty. If there is one central theme throughout Schaeffer's work, it is that "true truth" is revealed in the Bible by "the God who is there," and that what we do with this truth has decisive consequences in every area of life. Death in the City was Schaeffer's third book and is foundational to his thinking. Written against the backdrop of the sixties countercultural upheaval, it reads today with the same ring of truth regarding personal, moral, spiritual, and intellectual concerns. Especially in light of 9/11, Schaeffer seems disturbingly prophetic. The death that Schaeffer writes about is more than just physical death—it is the moral and spiritual death that subtly suffocates truth and meaning and beauty out of the city and the wider culture. What is the answer that Schaeffer offers in response? It is commitment to God's Word as truth—a costly practice in the midst of the intellectual, moral, and philosophical battles of our day. It is compassion for a world that is lost and dying without the Gospel. It is yielding our lives to God and allowing Him to bring forth His fruit through us. Few have demonstrated this commitment to truth and "persistence of compassion" so consistently as Schaeffer did. And because of this, few who begin reading these pages will come to the end without having their life profoundly changed.

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Not a Chance

God, Science, and the Revolt against Reason
Author: R. C. Sproul,Keith Mathison
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 144124655X
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 777
Despite claiming unbelief in God or any higher power that may have designed or created the world and all that is in it, modern scientists often write and speak of chance as some kind of being or force that can cause things to happen. In one breath they push the evolution agenda and in the next they say that creatures were "designed" with specific traits. In this classic book, R. C. Sproul and Keith Mathison call the scientific world to employ logic and clarity in their discourse, to leave the word chance as an abstract concept to describe mathematical possibilities rather than an ontological being that can actually cause change. This expanded edition includes a new chapter dealing with the most recent attempts to defend irrational scientific statements. Two new appendices answer critics and review other literature on scientific discoveries that support belief in a Creator God.

    • Philosophy

How Should We Then Live?

The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture
Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781581345360
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 5407
Special 50th anniversary L'Abri Fellowship edition. Schaeffer's seminal work which analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented living a Christ-centered life as the only viable alternative


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When Athens Met Jerusalem

An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought
Author: John Mark Reynolds
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878866
Category: Religion
Page: 266
View: 4261
Christian theology shaped and is shaping many places in the world, but it was the Greeks who originally gave a philosophic language to Christianity. John Mark Reynolds's book When Athens Met Jerusalem provides students a well-informed introduction to the intellectual underpinnings (Greek, Roman and Christian) of Western civilization and highlights how certain current intellectual trends are now eroding those very foundations. This work makes a powerful contribution to the ongoing faith versus reason debate, showing that these two dimensions of human knowing are not diametrically opposed, but work together under the direction of revelation.

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The Gospel in Genesis

From Fig Leaves to Faith
Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433520796
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 9919
In this series of never-before-published sermons, beloved teacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones walks readers through the early chapters of Genesis. The Gospel in Genesis starts with the fall of man and ends with the call of Abram as it examines portions of chapters 3-12. Along the way Lloyd-Jones talks of serpents and sin, of the Word of God and the Babel of man. But the destination of The Gospel in Genesis is clear: readers will be moved from fig leaves in the garden to faith in the gospel. Thus Lloyd-Jones preaches the gospel of Jesus Christ from the pages of Genesis. These nine sermons will snap nonbelievers out of their apathy toward God and will embolden believers to share the only gospel that offers answers to life's biggest questions.