Francis Schaeffer
FameRank: 5

"Francis August Schaeffer" was an American Evangelicalism/Evangelical Christian theology/theologian, Christian philosophy/philosopher, and Bible Presbyterian Church/Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to Modernist Christianity/theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more historic Protestant faith and a presuppositional apologetics/presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics, which he believed would answer the questions of the age.

Schaeffer's wife, Edith Schaeffer/Edith (Seville) Schaeffer, became a prolific author in her own right. He was the father of author, film-maker, and painter Frank Schaeffer.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous theologians! More Francis Schaeffer on Wikipedia.

I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.

I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.

Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves.

The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.

Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.

Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.

If God exists and we are made in his image we can have real meaning, and we can have real knowledge through what he has communicated to us.

In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.