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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However, responding with ‘this is a fallen world, and the church is full of fallen people, so grin and bare it’ does not address the problem, and in the end punishes the victim and rewards the perpetrator. Love Schaeffer’s thought process, insight, and writing style.

As in North Korea, having a personal opinion is crimethink. The latter chapters deal with chirstian of resistance. Second, the church should cut its ties with Western “imperialism”. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Christian Manifesto

Fracis is especially relevant in today’s moral morass we find ourselves regarding l Clear and concise writing, relevant today despite it being written during the latter part of the Cold War. If I had read it in the s mqnifesto I been old enough then to do so! There are a number of things that I agree with in this book, and a number of things with which I disagree.

Adapted from this book. A Christian Manifesto by Francis A. This article is about the political manifesto of Protestants in China. Third, in the case of step two failing or being impossible, the individual Christian must resist through refusal to submit and the defensive use of force.


Hoodit is more likely that Zhou had effectively forced the church leaders to draft a manifesto in support of the government. It’s prophetic and timeless in that respect. The manifesto ended missionary activities in China and the separation of church and state. Although Chinese Protestants took no immediate action against missions, the manifesto marked the beginning of the end.

This is simply having a desire to possess something that somebody else has, but the idea I get from the Bible is that it is extreme.

A Christian Manifesto by Francis A. Schaeffer

History, Theology, and Mission. I disagree or sometimes just withhold deciding whether to agree, probably because I do not share all of his specifically Christian world-view. Still, Schaeffer has put his foot in the door and kept me open minded.

Constantine, as the Roman Emperor, in ended the persecution of. 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 schzeffer.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: It is not only that true spirituality covers all of life, but it covers all parts of the spectrum of life equally. Some notable Protestant ministers, such as K.

I do not disagree with these points due to any weakness in his descriptions and arguments. Theologically, The Christian Manifesto reflects upon Wu’s idea that the “Spirit of God” is discernible in the socio-political progress. However, abortion is also a form of oppression against woman, and to make abortion the central facet of what is wrong franncis America is to completely miss the point.

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Dec 11, Bob Ladwig rated it really liked it. The Chinese church faced four problems in the changed schaeffer I don’t give it a 5 star because the book needs more clarity, it lays some good ground rules for understanding tyranny, this both can be expanded but also I think a strategy for responding Christianly to tyranny, I think he should have leaned on Calvin more here.


I would recommend this book to everyone who is looking for a balanced understanding of how a Christian is duty bound to support and hold their government accountable.

Well, that book was the opposite of worthwhile. This was my first taste of Schaeffer and I liked what I got pretty much. Return to Book Page. Franciss calls for a massive movement-in government, law, and all of life-to reestablish our Judeo-Christian foundation and turn the tide of moral decadence and loss of freedom.

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

A Christian Manifesto

Those who cannot find a true God, must settle for less-qualified substitutes. Some view the manifesto as a betrayal of the Church, while others find sympathy for the position of Chinese Christians struggling to reconcile their faith with the changed political realities. Aug 04, Paul Herriott rated it mannifesto it. The worldview here being of Christianity.

I see that 37 years later this call was heard by many who are dedicated to this fight fir life, but not the church universal.

Quotes from A Christian Manif Jun 11, Patrick Schaeeffer. That irritates secularists, statists, and atheists.