chaeffer and Chesterton on Reason

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chaeffer and Chesterton on Reason I. Some Common Themes 1. A contrast between reason/rationality (good) and ``rationalism'' (bad). 2. True vs. false pragmatism. Both emphasize livability as a test of truth. 3. Both agree that our ability to think and to know is dependent on a Christian worldview, and that, consequently, this ability is at risk as the culture moves away from its Christian foundations. II. Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) Part of a very conservative Presbyterian (Reformed) tradition. Broke away from mainline Presb. church in the 1920's over the fundamentalist/modernist controversy. Became a missionary to Switzerland, founded L'Abri Fellowship (French for ``shelter''). A. Some questions to think about as you read Schaeffer: 1. What does he mean by "metaphysical necessity"? What is necessary? What is it necessary for? (Ditto for "epistemological necessity".) 2. What is Schaeffer's overall strategy for defending Christianity? What are its strengths and weaknesses? 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PHI PHI2010 taught by Professor Jorgerigol during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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