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Death in the City

By Francis A. Schaeffer

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A Redesign of the Classic Work by Francis A. Schaeffer

Few Christians had a greater impact on the Christian response to modernism and postmodernism during the last half of the twentieth century than Francis A. Schaeffer, whose works offered a seemingly prophetic perspective that anticipated shifts in culture long before they happened. In Death in the City, originally written against the backdrop of the 1960s countercultural upheaval, Schaeffer shows that when the intellectual and spiritual foundation of a society fails, the society itself is destined to crumble. The death that follows subtly suffocates truth, meaning, and beauty out of the culture.

Schaeffer offers a simple response to the rejection of biblical principles we see in our day—commitment to God’s word as truth. This commitment is often a costly practice, but it is compassion for a world that is lost and dying without the gospel. Death in the City encourages us to respond to the changing culture—not by hiding away, but by living each aspect of life in supernatural communion with the Lord.


Author:

Francis A. Schaeffer

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.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 7.37 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7307-5
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7307-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433573071
Case Quantity: 10
Published: May 25, 2021

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Death in the City
Chapter 2: The Loneliness of Man
Chapter 3: The Message of Judgment
Chapter 4: An Echo of the World
Chapter 5: The Persistence of Compassion
Chapter 6: The Significance of Man
Chapter 7: The Man without the Bible
Chapter 8: The Justice of God
Chapter 9: The Universe and Two Chairs

Endorsements

“What is the long-term significance of Francis Schaeffer? I am sure that I shall not be at all wrong when I hail Schaeffer—who saw so much more and agonized over it so much more tenderly than the rest of us do—as one of the truly great Christians of my time.”
J. I. PackerJ. I. Packer, Late Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College

“When I went to L’Abri many years ago as an agnostic, it was the first time I encountered Christians who engaged with the cultural and intellectual world. A leader distinguished by his integrity and authenticity, Francis Schaeffer shows how the richness of biblical truth illuminates the course of history as well as our individual lives.”
Nancy Pearcey, author, Total Truth; Finding Truth; and Love Thy Body

“There is no other important Christian thinker of our era who has tackled as many fundamental intellectual, philosophical, and theological issues as Schaeffer did, and no one else has so revealed their relevance to us.”
Harold O. J. Brown, Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School