Escape From Reason

by Francis Schaeffer     |     Book Summary


Author: Francis Schaeffer
Publisher: IVP
Date: 1968 / 2006
Pages: 121

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

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“If a man goes overseas for any length of time we would expect him to learn the language of the country to which he is going.” (p. 11) This language learning would certainly include vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and anything else that might be involved in written and spoken communication. 

However, in addition to learning the language, this hypothetical traveler would also need to learn “the thought-forms of the people to whom he speaks” (p. 11). Only when a man has learned the language and the worldview of a people will he be able to communicate with those people in a meaningful way.

What is true for our hypothetical traveler is true in a similar way for Christians living in a secular, godless world. Our generation is not unique. “Every generation of Christians has this problem of learning how to speak meaningfully to its own age.” (p. 11) This requires Christians to know the language and the worldview of the culture in which we live. Only when we learn both of these things will we be able to communicate the gospel message in meaningful ways.

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Escape From Reason

by Francis Schaeffer

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Francis Schaeffer
Publisher IVP
Date 1968 / 2006
Pages 121


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Overview:

“If a man goes overseas for any length of time we would expect him to learn the language of the country to which he is going.” (p. 11) This language learning would certainly include vocabulary, grammar, syntax, and anything else that might be involved in written and spoken communication. 

However, in addition to learning the language, this hypothetical traveler would also need to learn “the thought-forms of the people to whom he speaks” (p. 11). Only when a man has learned the language and the worldview of a people will he be able to communicate with those people in a meaningful way.

What is true for our hypothetical traveler is true in a similar way for Christians living in a secular, godless world. Our generation is not unique. “Every generation of Christians has this problem of learning how to speak meaningfully to its own age.” (p. 11) This requires Christians to know the language and the worldview of the culture in which we live. Only when we learn both of these things will we be able to communicate the gospel message in meaningful ways.



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