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Escape From Reason

Francis A Schaeffer
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Escape From Reason
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Escape From Reason

Francis A Schaeffer
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Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness.How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy?In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason.Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope.

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Truth used to be based on reason. No more. What we feel is now the truest source of reality. Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face anxiety, despair, and purposelessness.How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy?In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason.Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope.
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Francis A Schaeffer

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.

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  • Truth Used To Be Based On Reason. No More. What We feel Is Now The Truest Source Of Reality. Despite Our Obsession With The Emotive And The Experiential, We Still Face Anxiety, Despair, And Purposelessness.how Did We Get Here? And Where Do We Find A Remedy?in This Modern Classic, Francis A. Schaeffer Traces Trends In Twentieth-century Thought And Unpacks How Key Ideas Have Shaped Our Society. Wide-ranging In His Analysis, Schaeffer Examines Philosophy, Science, Art And Popular Culture To Identify Dualism, Fragmentation And The Decline Of Reason.schaeffer's Work Takes On A Newfound Relevance Today In His Prescient Anticipation Of The Contemporary Postmodern Ethos. His Critique Demonstrates Christianity's Promise For A New Century, One In As Much Need As Ever Of Purpose And Hope.
  • Preface
  • chapter 1
  • Nature And Grace
  • Aquinas And The Autonomous
  • Painters And Writers
  • Nature Versus Grace
  • Leonardo Da Vinci And Raphael
  • chapter 2
  • A Unity Of Nature And Grace
  • The Reformation And Man
  • More About Man
  • Reformation, Renaissance And Morals
  • The Whole Man
  • chapter 3
  • Early Modern Science
  • Kant And Rousseau
  • Modern Modern Science
  • Modern Modern Morality
  • Hegel
  • Kierkegaard And The Line Of Despair
  • chapter 4
  • The Leap
  • Secular Existentialism
  • The New Theology
  • Upper Story Experiences
  • Linguistic Analysis And The Leap
  • chapter 5
  • Art As The Upper Story Leap
  • Poetry: The Later Heidegger
  • Art: Andre Malraux
  • Picasso
  • Bernstein
  • Pornography
  • The Theater Of The Absurd
  • chapter 6
  • Madness
  • The "upstairs" In Film And Television
  • Upper Story Mysticism
  • Jesus The Undefined Banner
  • chapter 7
  • Rationality And Faith
  • The Bible Can Stand On Its Own
  • Beginning From Myself And Yet
  • The Source Of The Knowledge We Need
  • The "leap In The Dark" Mentality
  • The Unchanging In A Changing World
  • Index
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 450842
  • Product Code 9780830898299
  • ISBN 0830898298
  • EAN 9780830898299
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jul 2014
  • Sales Rank #59594
  • DRM Free
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