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Francis Schaeffer and the Shaping of Evangelical America

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Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) was probably the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and '70s. He was cultural critic, popular intellectual mentor, political activist, evangelist, Christian apologist, and the author of over twenty books and two important films. Along with his wife, Edith, he founded L'Abri, a loving community of intellectual and spiritual exploration where visitors ranged from European existentialists to American evangelicals and even some radicals.

In America he lectured widely on college campuses, where he encouraged world-wary evangelicals to engage the culture around them. Along the way he attracted a great many admirers, a few critics, many admirers who became critics, and a few critics who learned to admire him. It is, in short, impossible to understand the intellectual world of evangelicalism today without understanding Francis Schaeffer.

Barry Hankins has written a critical but appreciative biography that explains how Schaeffer was shaped by the contexts of his life - from young fundamentalist pastor in America, to greatly admired mentor, to lecturer and activist. Drawing extensively from primary sources, including personal interviews, Hankins paints a picture of a complex, sometimes flawed, but ultimately prophetic figure in American evangelicalism and beyond.

Table of Contents

The making of an American fundamentalist — The making of a European Evangelical — L'Abri — An American Evangelical star : the trilogy — Progressive prophet of culture — The battle for the Bible — Filmmaker — A manifesto for Christian right activism — Conclusion: Francis Schaeffer's legacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802863898
Author:
Hankins, Barry
Publisher:
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Author:
Barry Hankins
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
United States Church history 20th century.
Subject:
Evangelicalism -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Series:
Library of Religious Biography
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.98x6.22x.74 in. .89 lbs.

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Religion » Christianity » Christian Church » History
Religion » Christianity » Miscellaneous Denominations

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