A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer. This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort. In this explosive book, Francis Schaeffer shows why morality and freedom have crumbled in our society. He calls for a massive movement-in. “Direction of Endeavor for Chinese Christianity in the Construction of New China” , commonly For theologian Francis Schaeffer’s book A Christian Manifesto, see Francis Schaeffer. For other manifestos by Christian groups, see Manifesto.

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Wang Mingdao’s stand for the persecuted church in China. While I do generally like Schaeffer’s writings, and also his ability to connect with people from various backgrounds, this book, at first, felt like a rant against the direction that US society is heading, and in particular his attacks against abortion. History, Theology, and Mission. I don’t give it a 5 star because the book needs more clarity, it lays some good ground rules for understanding tyranny, this both can be expanded but also I think a strategy for responding Christianly to tyranny, I think he should have leaned on Calvin more here.

Of course, that does not apply when one ffrancis criticising religion or somebody’s left wing political views.

Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto

Finally, the church should strive to construct a Christianity indigenous to China embodying the so-called ” Three-self principles “: From my experience, one major issue I had in church was bullying by self-righteous Christians, and that chrishian me significant angst to say the least. Gao argues that the manifesto is not to be entirely blamed on Wu. Unfortunately, the support he gave to the church led by to the enforcing of Christianity, by Theodosius I, as the official state religion.

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As a result, the freedoms we once had because of the Christian worldview foundation are being lost. View farncis 6 comments. Jan 29, Larry Taylor rated it did not like it. Most experts think that the large number of signatories cannot be explained with reference fgancis political convenience or pressure only.

The book is interesting, the quality of writing uninspiring, the content enlightening, encouraging, and astute, but not often so.

The Christian Manifesto

I do not disagree with these points due to any weakness in his descriptions and arguments. There are a number of things that I agree with in this book, and a number of things with which I disagree. But on the other hand, Schaeffer is more transformational – like Keller et al. My experience with using pastors as psychologists and even small group leaders has always ended up in disaster.

The third focuses on future aims of the Church in patriotic terms. My favorite part of the book was the part I’ve been thinking over for some time.

There is a big discussion on Reading this book 30 odd years after it was written is a little eerie. But they seem to advocate a kind of “radical” Two Kingdoms that christia doesn’t square in my mind and what I read the Bible and what I see in history.

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The state is not a body of God ordained people. Again, in this sense, this book is prophetic as it addresses this directly. While he speaks of our law losing its Christian foundation and moving into a more relativistic mindset it is clear here that he is speaking mainly of abortion, and this is something that I will address a little later. Christisn notable Protestant ministers, such as K. Hmm, what to say. World Christianity and Marxism.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. He lays out profound truth in terms of the societal change of worldview and where that will lead us ultimately. In this insight alone this book is well worth reading.

Be the first to ask a question about A Christian Manifesto. The Humanist Manifesto essentially set out what sounds like a broad and tolerant believe in the goodness of man apart from any particular religion. Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal.

Let me say that with great emphasis. The axiom of ‘if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all’ is alive and well. This is a good book for anyone wondering how a Christian is to interact with the government. He wanted the liberty necessary for individuals to prosper materially and spiritually, not just allegedly, by their opposite advocates one or the other.

In this sense, there frrancis nothing concerning reality that is not spiritual. God is the center of all things, and therefore the foundation for Law and Freedom.

Amazing that a book written in is so applicable today. The thrust is that Christians are called to obey the lawful ruling authority in as such time it tells us to violate what God’s Word says.

In truth, the government would soon engage in persecution of many Christians.