The God Who is There
:For over fifty years The God Who Is There has been a landmark work that has changed the way the church sees the world. Francis Schaeffer's first book presents a wide-ranging analysis of the intellectual and cultural climate of...
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:For over fifty years The God Who Is There has been a landmark work that has changed the way the church sees the world. Francis Schaeffer's first book presents a wide-ranging analysis of the intellectual and cultural climate of the second half of the twentieth century, from philosophy to art to liberal theology. Arguing that Christians must constantly engage the questions being asked by their own-and the next-generation, he envisions an apologetics and spirituality both grounded in absolute truth and engaging the whole of reality. "If we are unexcited Christians, we should go back and see what is wrong," Schaeffer writes. "We are surrounded by a generation that can find 'no one home' in the universe... . In contrast to this, as a Christian I know who I am; and I know the personal God who is there." In every age, this God continues to provide the anchor of truth and the power of love to meet the world's deepest problems. Named by Christianity Today as one of the "Top 50 Books That Have Shaped Evangelicals" (October 2006), this redesigned classic is now available as part of the IVP Signature Collection.
Francis A. Schaeffer founded the L'Abri Fellowship in Switzerland and was the author of many books, including The God Who Is There. Until his death in 1984, he was also a noted speaker with a worldwide ministry. His ministry continues through his books, with over two million copies in print.
James W. Sire (Ph.D., University of Missouri), formerly a senior editor at InterVarsity Press, is an active speaker and writer. He has taught English, philosophy, theology and short courses at many universities and seminaries. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and Europe.
His IVP books and Bible studies include The Universe Next Door (a worldviews textbook), Scripture Twisting, Discipleship of the Mind, Chris Chrisman Goes to College, Why Should Anyone Believe Anything at All?, Habits of the Mind: Intellectual Life as a Christian Calling, Naming the Elephant: Worldview as a Concept, Learning to Pray Through the Psalms, Why Good Arguments Often Fail and A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics.
His most recent books are Praying the Psalms of Jesus. and Deepest Differences: A Christian-Atheist Dialogue with staunch atheist Carl Peraino
Koorong - Editorial Review.
- :foreword By Steven Garber
- Foreword By James W. Sire
- <strong>section I: The Intellectual And Cultural Climate Of The Second Half Of The Twentieth Century</strong>
- 1. The Gulf Is Fixed
- 2. The First Step In The Line Of Despair: Philosophy
- 3. The Second Step: Art
- 4. The Third And Fourth Steps: Music And The General Culture
- 5. The Unifying Factor In The Steps Of Despair
- <strong>section Ii: The Relationship Of The New Theology To The Intellectual Climate</strong>
- 1. The Fifth Step: Theology
- 2. Modern Mysticism: Despair Beyond Despair
- 3. Modern Mysticism In Action: Art And Language
- 4. Modern Mysticism In Action: Music And Literature
- 5. The Next Phase Of Modern Theology
- <strong>section Iii: How Historic Christianity Differs From The New Theology</strong>
- 1. Personality Or A Devilish Din
- 2. Verifiable Facts And Knowing
- 3. The Dilemma Of Man
- 4. God's Answer To Man's Dilemma
- 5. How Do We Know It Is True?
- <strong>section Iv: Speaking Historic Christianity Into The Twentieth-century Climate</strong>
- 1. Finding The Point Of Tension
- 2. From The Point Of Tension To The Gospel
- 3. Applying The Gospel
- <strong>section V: Pre-evangelism Is No Soft Option</strong>
- 1. Commending The Christian Faith To Our Generation
- 2. The Importance Of Truth
- <strong>section Vi: Personal And Corporate Living Into The Twentieth-century Climate</strong>
- 1. Demonstrating The Character Of God
- 2. The Legal, But Not Only The Legal
- Appendix A. The Question Of Apologetics
- Appendix B. The Problem Of The Middle-class Church In The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century
- Appendix C. The Practice Of Truth