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C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer
     

C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer

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by Scott R. Burson, Jerry L. Walls
 

In some ways, they could not be more different: the pipe-smoking, Anglican Oxford don and the blue-collar scion of conservative Presbyterianism. But C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, each in his unique way, fashioned Christian apologetics that influenced millions in their lifetimes. And the work of each continues to be read and studied today.

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Overview

In some ways, they could not be more different: the pipe-smoking, Anglican Oxford don and the blue-collar scion of conservative Presbyterianism. But C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, each in his unique way, fashioned Christian apologetics that influenced millions in their lifetimes. And the work of each continues to be read and studied today.

In this book Scott Burson and Jerry Walls compare and contrast for the first time the thought of Lewis and Schaeffer. With great respect for the legacy of each man, but with critical insight as well, they suggest strengths and weaknesses of their apologetics. All the while they consider what Lewis and Schaeffer still have to offer in light of postmodernism and other cultural currents that, since their deaths, have changed the apologetic landscape.

This incisive book stands as both an excellent introduction to the work of these two important figures and a fresh proposal for apologetics at the dawn of a new century.

Editorial Reviews

Clark H. Pinnock
"Apologetics can create a climate for faith. Standing on the shoulders of giants like these, we can learn to tell the Story ever more beautifully and effectively."
Bruce L. Edwards
"Burson and Walls offer students of Lewis and Schaeffer a rare treat: fresh insights into the commonalities and dissonances between these influential thinkers, climaxed by a compelling, holistic agenda for apologetics in the next millennium."
William J. Abraham
"This is a first-rate study of Schaeffer and Lewis. It is also a splendid exploration of the issues they sought to identify and explore. Fans of Schaeffer and Lewis will be challenged to enrich what they have already found; newcomers will be drawn into a conversation of striking clarity and depth."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830819355
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
03/17/1998
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
1,398,335
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are Saying About This

William J. Abraham
"This is a first-rate study of Schaeffer and Lewis. It is also a splendid exploration of the issues they sought to identify and explore. Fans of Schaeffer and Lewis will be challenged to enrich what they have already found; newcomers will be drawn into a conversation of striking clarity and depth."
William J. Abraham, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Clark H. Pinnock
"Apologetics can create a climate for faith. Standing on the shoulders of giants like these, we can learn to tell the Story ever more beautifully and effectively."
Bruce L. Edwards
"Burson and Walls offer students of Lewis and Schaeffer a rare treat: fresh insights into the commonalities and dissonances between these influential thinkers, climaxed by a compelling, holistic agenda for apologetics in the next millennium."
Bruce L. Edwards, author of A Rhetoric of Reading: C. S. Lewis's Defense of Western Literacy

Meet the Author

Scott R. Burson is assistant professor of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Formerly, he served as director of communications at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Burson has had articles published in several periodicals, including The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society.

Jerry L. Walls is professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His annual C. S. Lewis seminar is one of the school's most popular offerings. He is also author of Hell: The Logic of Damnation.

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C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers the foundational beliefs of both men. It compares their differences and their likenesses and brings to mind how foundational beliefs should influence our life decisions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are many books on C.S. Lewis, the most popular Christian author of the 20th century. There are also some nice books about Francis Schaeffer. But these authors offer the most incisive evaluation to date of Lewis and Schaeffer's theology and apologetics. They do a great job of showing the direct correlation between one's thelogical commitments and the apologetic endeavor. They also do an excellent job of bringing Lewis and Schaeffer's thoughts to bear on the 21st century context. Recommend highly.