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How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture | [Francis A. Schaeffer]

How Should We Then Live: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book, he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.
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As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the 20th century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book, he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.

How Should We Then Live? has become the benchmark for Christian worldview thinking today. This edition commemorates the 50th anniversary of L'Abri Fellowship, founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

©2005 Francis A. Schaffer; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    Robert D. Johnson 07-07-12

    Follower of Christ, husband of one, father to four, student of philosophy, fan of Kentucky Wildcat basketball... that's all you need to know.

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    "Schaeffer's classic confronts and challenges"
    Where does How Should We Then Live rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is the only audiobook I've listened to in its entirety.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed reviewing several well-known aspect of world history, and learning of many other unfamiliar ones, woven together in a coherent worldview.


    What aspect of Kate Reading’s performance would you have changed?

    I don't disapprove of her performance at all... this was my first audiobook and it was a bit of a challenge to engage the male author while hearing his words in a female voice. I'm not sure I ever made the connection completely.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Schaeffer's indictment of Christians who have held to thoroughly orthodox views in most areas while ignoring Scriptural teaching on race and compassionate use of wealth.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David Sharp St Louis, MO 07-30-12
    David Sharp St Louis, MO 07-30-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Perspective-changing book"
    What other book might you compare How Should We Then Live to and why?

    I had read Total Truth before, which includes many references to Francis Schaeffer. My daughter had some coursework in High School which included Schaeffer, so I was interested in hearing some of his original work. Total Truth is a great book as well.


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    This was a fantastic book! Does a great job at showing the big picture history of different worldviews, and helped me to see much better how they show up in our world today. I'm listening to it for a second time now!

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    Ronna 03-28-15
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    Sound the trumpet. Christians most speak out for what is right or be guilty of silence! We will be judged on what we say as well as what we fail to say.

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    "overall well organized and steeped in history "

    very intelligent and informative so much-needed information you will need to go through it more than once

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    Tim Arndt 02-08-15
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    "Timeless masterpiece of cultural analysis"
    What did you love best about How Should We Then Live?

    Schaeffer clearly reveals the impact of worldview on culture and history. Ideas have consequences. It makes me wonder. Where is our thoughts leading us today?


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    Peggy Ft. Worth, TX, USA 01-09-15
    Peggy Ft. Worth, TX, USA 01-09-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent info"

    Probably would be a good text to have as there is much historical info. Interesting and makes me want to read more of Francis Schaffer work.

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