Francis Schaeffer

Philosopher, Author

1912 – 1984

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Who was Francis Schaeffer?

Francis August Schaeffer was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more historic Protestant faith and a presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics which he believed would answer the questions of the age.

Schaeffer's wife, Edith Schaeffer, became a prolific author in her own right. Schaeffer was also the father of—initially a collaborator with, and after his death the object of criticism from—Frank Schaeffer, an author, film-maker and painter.

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Born
Jan 30, 1912
Germantown
Also known as
  • Dr Francis Schaeffer
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • Westminster Theological Seminary
Died
May 15, 1984
Rochester

Submitted
on July 23, 2013