Truth with Love: The Apologetics of Francis Schaeffer

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Crossway, 2006 - Religion - 206 pages
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Francis Schaeffer was a well-known, extremely influential apologist and thinker who made his mark defending orthodox truth in the face of strong opposition. He was foremost in the vocation of apologetic ministry, and he was a brilliant man whom God used mightily during the decades of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

In Truth with Love, Bryan Follis explores the theology and thinking that fueled the ministry of Francis Schaeffer, from his Reformed position to his understanding of fundamentalism. Follis examines Schaeffer’s apologetic argument and the role of reason in his discussions and writings. The position Francis Schaeffer took against modernism and its applicability in this day of postmodernism are studied as well.

This book is a beneficial resource for any Francis Schaeffer fan and any minister, teacher, or student who appreciates truth and its defense in the face of different kinds of opposition.

Truth with Love powerfully demonstrates that while Schaeffer’s thought stands up to scrutiny, it is his distinctive style that enabled him to herald the Christian message with such compelling power.”
William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

“More than a thoughtful assessment of Francis Schaeffer’s apologetics. An encouragement to Christians to love people around them and to bear witness of the truth of the gospel.”
D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

“By skillfully and graciously responding to Schaeffer’s critics, Follis reveals how extraordinarily powerful and relevant Schaeffer’s ideas are.”
Rev. Ranald Macaulay, Coordinator, Christian Heritage, The Round Church, Cambridge

“The best introduction to Schaeffer’s apologetics. Follis captures the unity of commitment to the Christian message and a life that lives that message faithfully—a unity that characterized the ministry of Francis Schaeffer.”
Jerram Barrs, Resident Scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Theological Seminary

“The real Francis Schaeffer—Reformed apologist, youth evangelist, lover of God and of people—is here profiled and celebrated. The best appreciation of Schaeffer and his legacy yet written.”
J. I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College; author, Knowing God

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Follis does an honorable job of defending Schaeffer's unique apologetic approach that reveals his reverance and love for Schaeffer the man and not just the symbol. Follis' final chapter on love as the ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Bryan A. Follis is Rector of All Saints' Church. He received his Ph.D. from Queens University of Belfast. Follis also authored A State Under Siege and has contributed to the Dictionary of Apologetics. He and his wife, Eleanor, live in Northern Ireland with their two young daughters.

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