He is there and He is not silent
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.
He Is There and He Is Not Silent discusses fundamental questions about God, such as who he is and why he matters.
18 August 2013
This is the third book in the so called Francis Schaeffer trilogy and I must admit that it does not seem to go anywhere. I guess the thing that put me off this book is that in the introduction he tried to convince us that this book, and in fact the whole trilogy, is like scripture in that all three books go together. Seriously, anybody who tries to convince me that their books are like scripture is going to put me off because scripture is scriptu ...more
I found this book more difficult than Escape from Reason and for some reason I skipped The God Who is There, which I will have to pick up. Schaeffer outlines ...more
In his classic work, "He Is There and He Is Not Silent," Francis Schaeffer addresses the three foundational facets of philosophy: metaphysics, morality, and epistemology. Schaeffer's approach is to begin with the problems that these three branches of philosophy present to any thinking person. Why would something like morality be a "problem"? Well, according to Schaeffer, all persons have the duty to con ...more
If you are an atheist, agnostic, Catholic, Protestant, philosopher, or every day person who just wants to grow as a thinker...this book grapples with some incredibly complex notions in some of the most accessible and easily understandable language I've ever come across.
Basically, the book starts with the Higher Order Questions and Schaeffer's own observations about peoples' assumptions (he calls them presuppositions) and ...more
I appreciate the way Schaeffer writes with more depth than the average evangelical.
Thought provoking quote:
"...evangelicals have made a horrible mistake by often equating the fact that man is lost and under God's judgment with the idea that man is nothing--a zero. This is not what the Bible says. There is something great about man, and we ha...more
He shows that those who live in a closed system, where t ...more
The book is an effective polemic for the Christian worldview, but bogs down in the last quarter or so as Schaeffer abandons his original focus on metaphysics and logic in favor of his o ...more
Schaeffer seeks to equip Christians with the knowledge to confront the philosophical milieu of the day. He points out that "students go out from the theologi ...more
Francis Schaeffer was a Christian philosopher in the 1960s and 1970s who lived in Switzerland. ...more
Francis Schaeffer is without a doubt a sophisticated, high-level thinker. His genius is apparent not only in the context of the contemporary era in which he wrote, but also today. This little book discusses, succinctly and ...more
-why is there something rather than nothing?
-All me ...more
Naturalism simply cannot explain wh ...more
Will read and re-read th ...more
I found him incredibly grating with his insistence of his philosophy being the "necessary" solution. While I would like to explore these ideas further, I think I will have to search for other authors who are less p ...more
Book 1: The God Who Is There
Book 2: Escape From Reason
Book 3: He Is There and He Is Not Silent
You can even find these three in a single volume entitled Francis Schaeffer's Trilogy. Whatever form you find them in, however, definitely check them out. For professional theologians and lay people alike. The impact they'll have on your f ...more
The above quote is so wonderful. I really enjoyed the whole book, but that quote will definitely stick with me.