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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The Humanist Manifesto essentially set out what sounds like a broad and tolerant believe in the goodness of man apart from any particular religion. One of the things that Schaeffer points out which is something that is lost in today’s political climate is the fact that no nation should be looked at as if it is representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Good, but somewhat muddled, especially regarding the need to restore the role of the Church, and the necessity of renouncing tolerance.

Francis Schaeffer, A Christian Manifesto

This page was last edited on 21 Mayat Feb 26, Eric rated it did not like it. Having justified civil disobedience, he explains what it should look like. The Tao Foundation Missionary Heritage. According to George A.

To wit, regarding Schaeffer’s alleged support of a theocracy: Communism portal Christianity in China portal. They simply make identifying true truth more difficult to discern due to schaefer of the verbal and other detritus used to try to hide the truth.

Companies like Monsanto are pretty much buying up the rights to living organisms, and corporations are drowning out manifesho places and replacing them with shopping malls where their laws hold greater power.


Schaeffer’s basic arguments and philosophy hold up well over time. The first section condemns Protestant missionary activities in China as a form of imperialism. To me that sounds like hypocrisy.

A Christian Manifesto

Churches in China protested the draft, [7] and Wu was forced to make some changes, [3] although he refused other suggestions on the grounds of time constraints. Once again that is the state encroaching into the area of the religious, and to manifeso creationism, especially seven day creationism, to the exclusion of all other theories, is to force one brand of Christianity onto a society that is not necessarily Christian.

It condemns missionary activities in China as a form of imperialismpledges loyalty to the communist leadership, and encourages the Church to take up an indigenous Chinese stance toward Christianity. Christian Values in Communist China. But on the other hand, Schaeffer is more transformational – like Keller et al. By christizn abortion to the centre stage is to say that women should be punished for promiscuity and not men, but is also to say that you have freedom of chrisgian, unless of course you are a woman, then that freedom is denied to you.

During this period it has made a not unworthy contribution to Schawffer society.

Orr thinks that the number of signatories indicated that Chinese Christians agreed with the CPC with regard to its analysis of imperialism in China. Easy to read, though. After the declaration of the People’s Republic of China PRC inreligious life in mainland China was forced to adapt itself in relation to the new rulers. It’s dated, since the Moral Majority has long since been six feet under and the conservative renaissance of the “open window” for moral and worldview reform began to slow after and collapsed in He wanted the liberty necessary for individuals to mannifesto materially and spiritually, not just allegedly, by their opposite advocates one or the other.

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I know from reading parts of other books that they are full of truth and wisdom, but he was also writing to a very specific audience, in a specific time, about a specific issue. Conversely, the number of people who did not sign the manifesto count as people who did schaecfer want the Chinese church to sever its links with foreigners.

The Christian Manifesto

View all 6 comments. The second part examines the franvis of the Church and sides with government policy. It is only ordained as an institution for law and justice.

A fantastic read that is sadly necessary to combat those who downplay this belief instead of respecting it as a legitimate philosophy on life. I have GOT to stop adding books to my “to read” list based only on an interesting title!

In a book written inFrancis Schaefer sought to set out a counterpoint to the Humanist Manifesto I and II which were published in andrespectively. Abortion should be used in rare circumstances and not on an on demand basis as an exception to contraception.

To be fair the book is a bit dated as it is commententing on political themes and situations.