C. S. Lewis & Francis Schaeffer: Lessons for a New Century from the Most Influential Apologists of Our Time

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InterVarsity Press, 2009 M09 20
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In some ways, they could not be more different: the pipe-smoking, Anglican Oxford don and the blue-collar scion of conservative Presbyterianism. But C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaeffer, each in his unique way, fashioned Christian apologetics that influenced millions in their lifetimes. And the work of each continues to be read and studied today. In this book Scott Burson and Jerry Walls compare and contrast for the first time the thought of Lewis and Schaeffer. With great respect for the legacy of each man, but with critical insight as well, they suggest strengths and weaknesses of their apologetics. All the while they consider what Lewis and Schaeffer still have to offer in light of postmodernism and other cultural currents that, since their deaths, have changed the apologetic landscape. This incisive book stands as both an excellent introduction to the work of these two important figures and a fresh proposal for apologetics at the dawn of a new century.
 

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Contents

When Worlds Collide
11
The Nature of Salvation
51
Gods Sovereignty and Human Significance
65
Evaluating the Mystery Maneuver
83
Biblical Authority and Divine Inspiration
113
Strategic Apologetics
141
Offensive Apologetics
171
Defensive Apologetics
199
Back to Libertarian Freedom and Dignity
217
Notes
273
Index
299
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Scott R. Burson is assistant professor of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Formerly, he served as director of communications at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Burson has had articles published in several periodicals, including The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society.

Jerry L. Walls is professor of philosophy of religion at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. His annual C. S. Lewis seminar is one of the school's most popular offerings. He is also author of Hell: The Logic of Damnation.

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