The God Who Is There

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In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals!

For over thirty years The God Who Is There has been the landmark book that changed the way the church sees the world. In Francis Schaeffer's remarkable analysis, we learn where the clashing ideas about God, science, history and art came from and where they are going.

Now this completely retypeset edition includes a new introduction by James...

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Overview

In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals!

For over thirty years The God Who Is There has been the landmark book that changed the way the church sees the world. In Francis Schaeffer's remarkable analysis, we learn where the clashing ideas about God, science, history and art came from and where they are going.

Now this completely retypeset edition includes a new introduction by James W. Sire that places Schaeffer's seminal work in the context of the intellectual turbulence of the early twenty-first century. More than ever, The God Who Is There demonstrates how historic Christianity can fearlessly confront the competing philosophies of the world.

The God who has always been there continues to provide the anchor of truth and the power of love to meet the world's deepest problems.

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Editorial Reviews

Knowing & Doing
This classic book needs to be read by a new generation that may not know of Schaeffer, and re-read by those who have been influenced by him.
Christianity Today
"'This book, and its companion volumes, accomplished something startling and necessary: It made intellectual history a vital part of the evangelical landscape, opening up the worlds particularly of art and philosophy to a subculture that was suspicious and ignorant of both,' writes John Stackhouse, professor of theology and culture at Regent College."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830819478
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 9/16/1998
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Edition number: 30
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 333,252
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword by James W. SireSection I: The Intellectual & Cultural Climate of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
1. The Gulf Is Fixed
2. The First Step in the Line of Despair: Philosophy
3. The Second Step: Art
4. The Third & Fourth Steps: Music & the General Culture
5. The Unifying Factor in the Steps of DespairSection II: The Relationship of the New Theology to the Intellectual Climate
1. The Fifth Step: Theology
2. Modern Mysticism: Despair Beyond Despair
3. Modern Mysticism in Action: Art & Language
4. Modern Mysticism in Action: Music & Literature
5. The Next Phase of Modern TheologySection III: How Historic Christianity Differs from the New Theology
1. Personality or a Devilish Din
2. Verifiable Facts & Knowing
3. The Dilemma of Man
4. God's Answer to Man's Dilemma
5. How Do We Know It Is True? Section IV: Speaking Historic Christianity into the Twentieth-Century Climate
1. Finding the Point of Tension
2. From the Point of Tension to the Gospel
3. Applying the GospelSection V: Pre-evangelism Is No Soft Option
1. Commending the Christian Faith to Our Generation
2. The Importance of TruthSection VI: Personal & Corporate Living into the Twentieth-Century Climate
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 Middle-Class Church in the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century
Appendix C: The Practice of Truth
Glossary
Notes
Index

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