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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Franky Plays Schaeffer Card, Again

Over at The Pearcey Report, Dr. Douglas Groothuis, professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary, provides an excellent review of Frank Schaeffer’s (son of Frank and Edith Schaeffer) Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. Here’s how it begins:

Those of us deeply touched by the life and writings of Francis and Edith Schaeffer may be interested in Crazy for God, a memoir by their son and youngest child, Frank (formerly Franky), who is now in his mid-fifties. Given my interest in all things Schaeffer, I found the book in turn fascinating and infuriating. I first learned of it by reading a cynical and sneering review in The Nation, a secular leftwing publication. The reviewer took the book to be a repudiation of evangelical faith, the Christian Right, and an expose of the hypocrisy of many Christian leaders, most notably, Francis and Edith Schaeffer.

You can read the rest here.