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Preview — A Christian Manifesto and Pollution and the Death of Man by Francis A. Schaeffer
A Christian Manifesto and Pollution and the Death of Man (Order No. 1133)
In this explosive book, Francis Schaeffer shows why morality and freedom have crumbled in our society. He calls for a massive movement-in government, law, and all of life-to reestablish our Judeo-Christian foundation and turn the tide of moral decadence and loss of freedom.
A Christian Manifesto is literally a call for Christians to change the course of history-by returnin...more
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In fact, Schaeffer would prefer ...more
This was my first political book that started with a worldview assumption. The worldview here being of Christianity. Schaeffer makes his point for Christianity (of ...more
From the beginning: "The basic problem of the Christians in this country in the last eighty years or so, in regard to society and in regard to government, is that they have seen things in bits and pieces instead of totals."
Shows how the secular, humanist worldview is antithetical to the Christian worldview, and demonstrates the moral, political, and legal consequences which flow from each worldview.
I have GOT to stop adding books to my "to read" list based only on an interesting title!
While I'm at it, I'll go ahead and remove any other Francis Schaeffer books lying in wait on that ominous list...
Schaeffer starts out by making the case for why we need a manifesto. Namely, that the Christian worldview has been supplanted in this country, in the west even, by the humanist (or what he regularly calls the material-energy, chance worldview). As a result, the freedoms we once had because of the Christian worldview foundation are being lost. They are being lost because the humanist worldview depends not on the Lords ...more
1 June 2013
After reading the first couple of chapters of this book I have come to understand why it is that Schaeffer's son has broken with the groups that his father was involved in and moved over to the Christian Left. While I do generally like Schaeffer's writings, and also his ability to connect with people from various backgrounds, this book, at first, felt like a rant against the direction that US society is heading, and in partic ...more
I would recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a balanced understanding of how a Christian is duty bound to support and hold their government accountable.
To wit, regarding Schaeffer's alleged support of a theocracy:
“First, we must make definite that we are i ...more
Schaeffer particularly calls for Christians to take action to stop abortion.
"The dignity of human life is unbreakably linked to the existence of the personal-infinite God," he writes. "It is because there is a personal- ...more
But some key points survive well - especially his treatment of worldview, and the universality of faith in something for all humans, whether acknowledged or not.
It was good to go back to the source, but a lot of more current Christian writers have done a great job at incorporating his ideas and bringing them into light - ie Tim Keller, Chuck Colson...
I still want to think more about the constructs Schaffer sets up for thinking a ...more