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Francis A. Schaeffer

Founder of the L’Abri community
Born Francis August Schaeffer
(1912-01-30)January 30, 1912
Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died May 15, 1984(1984-05-15) (aged 72)
Rochester, Minnesota
Residence Huémoz-sur-Ollon, Vaud, Switzerland
Occupation Christian philosopher, Evangelical church leader, author
Spouse(s) Edith Seville Schaeffer
Children Priscilla Sandri
Susan Macaulay
Deborah Middelmann
Frank Schaeffer

I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution.
Francis Schaeffer
Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life.
In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute.
Francis Schaeffer
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
Francis Schaeffer
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
Francis Schaeffer
Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.
Francis Schaeffer
Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship – and not as ends in themselves.
Francis Schaeffer
Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched.
Francis Schaeffer
I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.
Francis Schaeffer