Escape from Reason

Escape from Reason

by Francis A. Schaeffer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Mass market paperback, 123 pages
Price: $12.00

Despite our obsession with the emotive and the experiential, we still face perennial existential problems anxiety, despair, purposelessness. How did we get here? And where do we find a remedy? In this modern classic, Francis A. Schaeffer traces trends in twentieth-century thought and unpacks how key ideas have shaped our society. Wide-ranging in his analysis, Schaeffer examines philosophy, science, art and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation and the decline of reason. Schaeffer's work takes on a newfound relevance today in his prescient anticipation of the contemporary postmodern ethos. His critique demonstrates Christianity's promise for a new century, one in as much need as ever of purpose and hope.

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Summary: Schaeffer blows the cover off secular worldviews, showing where key 20th-century ideas came from and the destructive effect they've had.

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