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Learning from Francis Schaeffer

At the risk of oversimplification, Francis Schaeffer’s vision can be expressed in two fundamental concerns:

Ranald Macaulay

* True truth * True spirituality

Born in the German town section of Philadelphia in 1912, as a young man he came in contact with the Christian faith in an almost unique way. During his late teens he happened to be reading classical philosophy. This showed him (a) that he had found the field of interest in which he felt most at home, ideas; and (b) that philosophy had no answers despite the fact that it dealt with what he called later ‘the basic philosophic questions’. Plenty of questions, but no answers!