Monday, April 17, 2006
Francis Schaeffer the Environmentalist?

The From the Front Lines blog (from the Apologetics Resource Center) has posted a review of an old and largely forgotten work by Francis Schaeffer: Pollution and the Death of Man: The Christian View of Ecology. This review, "Francis Schaeffer Speaks to the Problem of Ecology," is from the next issue of Areopagus Journal. Here is a portion:

When the man Francis Schaeffer is thought about, his great books that detail how true biblical Christianity answers the problem of man usually also come to mind. The God Who is There, Escape From Reason, He is There and He is Not Silent, and later on, How Should We Then Live are some of his dominant and most influential writings. But tucked away in an obscure corner of any complete Schaeffer library is his thinking on ecology, a topic most Christians rather enjoying ignoring, perhaps because we have a taste for beef and chicken, and we find little time for recycling or protecting endangered species. In fact, environmentalism is often associated with left wing liberal types and organizations such as PETA, thus to protect the environment, oddly enough, has a non-Christian flavor to it in our modern day.

Schaeffer, in his wisdom, begs to differ. In this short treatise, he offers the only lasting solution to the current ecological crisis, namely, a solid stance on the Christian worldview.
posted at 3:30 PM  
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At 4:34 PM, Blogger William E. Turner Jr. said...

This is a great little book. I read it years ago for an ethics class. It is well worth the effort to find it and read it.


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