How Should We Then Live? (DVD)
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This special edition includes an intimate in-depth interview with Francis and Edith Schaeffer (in two parts) as well as a 10-week study guide in PDF.
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This video contains some drama and acting, but a lot of it is Francis standing a talking, usually to a semi-interesting backdrop (ie. historical sites, etc.).
This video is wonderful as study material and should be mandatory viewing for anyone who wants to understand history, particularly the history of culture from a Christian perspective. The interview with Edith & Francis is also a great treat!
I recommend the purchase of this wonderful resource!
My favorite part is not very enjoyable but a vivid reminder of the 21st century foibles as seen from the 1st century. Early in the DVD, Schaeffer answers the questions, Why did the Roman Empire persecute the Christians?" Many think it is because they worshipped Christ that they underwent so much punishment in the first 400 years of the church. But schaeffer skillfully shows that it was the treason of the church to buck the trend of the time and worship Christ along with Jupiter, and many other gods. The church was seen as hardheaded & treasonous because everyone was expected to say "Caesar is Lord!!" in public & then allowed to worship any religion they wanted to in private. But the Christians said "Christ is Lord" alone & would not bow to any other god/goddess. Thus they were sent as a threat to the culture of your scratch my politcal-religious back & I'll scratch yours.Read more ›
Schaeffer uses the mediums of Music, Art, Philosphy and even Film to demonstrate with vivid (on location) examples of these changes in the current of societies morality and understanding of Truth.
I can find no flaw in his reasoning nor in his approach to this subject. I would recommend this as of monumental importance to all Christians bent on understanding the changes in morality and to establish a strong base of Apologetics.
My Tea Party comment may seem out of place, but my point is this: The Tea Party, though noble, will fail if it focuses only on the goal of financial solvency rather than standing firm on our moral principles.
Please don't take from my review that this DVD and book solely, or even chiefly for that matter, pertains to the United States. It's universal, but I'm speaking out of my own experience.
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A classic work. His analysis of the events of history through a biblical lens (whether you like that lens or not) is incisive. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Keith and Tracy Pond
I strongly believe that this is a must-have for anyone whom seeks truth, even if you're not a Christian. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fist few track worked OK later sessions did not work locked up could not watch. Well it is an old DVD.Published 5 months ago by Peter Pomeroy
Dr. Shaeffer takes history from the time of the Romans until the almost present time and shows why the philosophy and culture has moved in the direction that it has. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent philosophy videos. They are a bit dated, we are moving beyond post-modernism now, then he was just entering post-modernism. Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Copeland
Excellent. The DVD follows the book fairly faithfully, adding filming on location with pauses in the right places for you to reflect on what FS is saying.Published 11 months ago by Ilovebooks
We are enjoying the series even though it is a little dated. The product came quickly and well packaged.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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