How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

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Crossway, 2005 - 288 pagina's

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society’s state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God’s revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible’s morals, values, and meaning.

How Should We Then Live? has become the benchmark for Christian worldview thinking today. This edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of L’Abri Fellowship, founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

“This is a modern-day classic, one of Schaeffer’s books that awakened me to how biblical truth affects all of life.”
Charles Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries

“There are books that quickly go out of print and there are books for the ages. How Should We Then Live? is one for the ages. Any serious thinker must read it again and again.”
Cal Thomas, Fox News contributor, syndicated columnist

How Should We Then Live? was produced by a genius who cared about the battle of ideas. It’s also the book I still recommend to students for a quick overview of ‘the rise and decline of western thought and culture.’ Schaeffer brilliantly takes readers from ancient times through the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment, then discusses the breakdown in philosophy and science and moves on to art, music, literature, film, and much else besides.”
Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, World magazine

“Go to any evangelical Christian gathering… and ask twenty people the simple question: ‘What single person has most affected your thinking and your worldview?’ If Francis Schaeffer doesn’t lead the list of answers, and probably by a significant margin, I’d ask for a recount.”
Joel Belz, founder and CEO, God’s World Publications

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - TimLaLonde - Christianbook.com

Due to the years since publication, some of the comments are a bit dated. However, the overall overview of Western culture and the effects of Christianity are still valid, though somewhat frightening. Volledige review lezen

Gebruikersrecensie  - Mike - Christianbook.com

Absolutely profound. Dr. Schaeffer's synthesis of the history of western thought and culture is clear, concise and offers answers to the questions every Christian needs to be asking about the world ... Volledige review lezen

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Cover Page
The Middle Ages
The Renaissance
The Reformation
The Reformation Continued
The Enlightenment
The Breakdown in Philosophy and Science
Modern Philosophy and Modern Theology
Our Society
Manipulation and the New Elite
The Alternatives
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2005)

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.

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