"The Christian can see everything fitting into place beneath the Christian apex of the existence of the infinite-personal God who is there." — Francis Schaeffer
As one of the greatest Christian philosophers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer made it his mission to relate Christianity to the surrounding culture's worldview. His works continue to have relevance today as Christians grapple with current issues in metaphysics, morals, and epistemology. In this redesigned apologetic work, Schaeffer encourages readers to have a deeper understanding of who they are, who God is, and how they know him as they encounter the infinite-personal God who is there and is not silent.
Table of Contents:
1. The Metaphysical Necessity
2. The Moral Necessity
3. The Epistemological Necessity: The Problem
4. The Epistemological Necessity: The Answer
Appendix A: Is Propositional Revelation Nonsense?
Appendix B: “Faith” Versus Faith
Francis A. Schaeffer (1912–1984) authored more than twenty books, which have been translated into several languages and have sold millions globally. He and his wife, Edith, founded the L'Abri Fellowship international study and discipleship centers. Recognized internationally for his work in Christianity and culture, Schaeffer passed away in 1984 but his influence and legacy continue worldwide.
“When our world falls apart and we must go back down to the very foundations to rebuild, we do not need slapdash, glib formulas. We need something solid, real, and honest. That is what Francis Schaeffer brilliantly offers us in He Is There and He Is Not Silent. The living God has drawn near to us and made himself known to us. If we rebuild our broken lives with his wisdom, we will have something compelling to say to our generation.” - Ray Ortlund, Pastor to Pastors, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee
“I read He Is There and He Is Not Silent in 1976 and professed faith in Christ six months later. This was not a coincidence: Francis Schaeffer’s brilliant book helped to change my life when I was twenty-six. This new edition, I pray, will help to change many more lives. I needed to learn, as Schaeffer says, that God exists and speaks, that we all see with presuppositional glasses, that modern explanations of how everything began ‘are usually semantic mysticisms,’ and that man is abnormal but not hopeless. Young and old people today need to learn that too.” - Marvin Olasky, Editor in Chief, WORLD Magazine
“In retrospect, we can now see clearly that Francis Schaeffer was one of the most original thinkers and that He Is There and He Is Not Silent was one of the most essential works of the late twentieth century. It helped to provide the intellectual tools evangelicals needed to recover a Christian worldview in an increasingly postmodern culture. If you want to understand how the personal God revealed in Jesus Christ helps us make sense of our world, you need to read this book.” - Joe Carter, Editor, The Gospel Coalition; contributor, NIV Lifehacks Bible