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Read 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 BackCrazy 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

Read 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 Frank Schaeffer À 4 Download Download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Schaeffer Nd eventually resulting in his departure Schaeffer has since become a successful secular author He was reduced to stealing pork chops from the grocery store in LA rather than take on any high paying evangelical speaking gigs With its up close portraits of the leading figures of the American evangelical movement Crazy for God is a uniuely revealing and powerful memoir which tells its story with empathy humor and bite. Evangelical Sainthood ChallengedMake no mistake about it Evangelicalism very much has a list of patron saints who are appealed to as authoritative and in many cases such an appeal to authority is considered to settle most any matter that can be brought up Two in particular who meet this criteria are CS Lewis and Francis Schaeffer both of whom ironically would likely not have been particularly welcome personally in many actual evangelical fellowships given some of their personal habits and beliefs Nevertheless it s particularly convenient that both of them are dead and therefore can be molded into whatever image is reuired by those who appreciate the intellectual and academic aura that they can provide for an evangelical movement that is desperate for such validationThere can be some difficulty with that approach however For one thing family and friends exist who if they are not a part of or invested personally in the need to maintain that facade may come along and drop the curtain When that happens the person pointing out that the emperor has no clothes can be subjected to a great deal of vitriol from the faithful Those who don t take the offensive against them will uietly just point out that that person is obviously very bitter and not worthy of attentionWhat to do then with Frank Schaeffer s book which lays bare some very uncomfortable elements about his famous parents Francis and Edith Schaeffer To add injury to insult Frank includes in his expose some pretty stark evaluations of other evangelical icons such as Pat Robertson Billy Graham and James DobsonReading this book as someone who has been deeply engaged since the age of 12 in the world of evangelicalism as a member of evangelical churches a student at a major Christian university a pastor and worker within evangelical churches and who now describes himself as post evangelical I had mixed emotions On the one hand clearly there is a significant amount of pain that I observed in the words and experience of Frank Schaeffer that I identified with I can recount examples of hypocrisy political manipulation hucksterism etc in my past as well and I know for a fact that evangelicalism has succumbed in many ways to a series of personality cults set up around many of the people that Schaeffer mentions In fact Frank himself was a part of my serial progression as I read some of his earlier books and heard him speak in the 1980s Frank s pain comes through but this book is than his sitting back and tossing sour grapes upon his past Frank is not any gentler on himself and much of this book comes across as a mea culpa for his own involvement in what he believes happened to his father and mother and also how he capitalized upon it personallyThis will be a very difficult book to read for those who have elevated the Schaeffers to sainthood and who have some of their own identity staked to their materials The frankness of the material some of the language used and the events described come across in some ways as almost designed to shock and offend those whose gentler natures are not used to this type of material It s also clear and owned up to within the book itself by Schaeffer that he is still conflicted and experiencing some hurt and pain over many elements of his past It seems especially clear that his relationship with his mother is strained and that he views his father for all his own faults as the sympathetic figure between his parentsWhat impressed me however and was a fitting end to the book was Frank s sharing of his own journey back to faith in the context of the Greek Orthodox Church This will no doubt for many within Evangelicalism be the proverbial last straw but I found it gave some nice rounding out and to me made it clear that whatever else Frank may be seeking to accomplish with this book it s not simply a diatribe or lashing out to his difficult past in dancing with the extreme right wing of evangelicalismAll in all I m glad I read this book I was not particularly surprised or offended by the revelations Frank has as to the upper echelons of the evangelical pecking order of modern day emperor worship I ve seen it myself not only on the broad scale but also the local church level in some of the contexts I ve lived and worked in I ve also been a part of what I now reject and have my own mea culpas to share and lament But there is much here that needs to be read and heeded by those who have molded their evangelical world into a Utopian reality and who meet these types of challenges with denial and outright anger I m glad it s here for those who are willing to read and see some of the seamy side and the dark underbelly of a movement that is about than it says for itself4 starsbart breen

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Read 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 Frank Schaeffer À 4 Download Download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Schaeffer Frank Schaeffer grew up in Switzerland's L'Abri an idealistic community founded by his parents the American evangelicals Francis and Edith Schaeffer By the time he was 19 his parents had achieved global fame as best selling authors and speakers l'Abri had become a mecca for spiritual seekers worldwide from Barbara Bush to Timothy Leary and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit By the age of 23 h. I had hopes for Frank Schaeffer s memoir for a couple reasons Like him I grew up in a crazy conservative evangelical milieu although his was far colorful Second it was his father s early books which liberated me from that milieu even though as his son documents Francis Schaeffer was sucked back into the worst aspects of the religious right Frank s father was a genuine paradox a man in love with art and ideas the passion of humanism yet who for complicated personal reasons could never escape the dead weight of fundamentalist obsessions and ended up betraying the very ideals for which his early readers valued him most I m sure there must be many ex evangelicals out there who owe their first taste of intellectual freedom to Francis Schaeffer and who were dismayed to see his weird turn to the anti intellectual rightThis memoir doesn t do the father justice if only because it s mainly about his son who s not nearly as interesting To do him justice Frank comes off as a thoroughly decent guy and as readers of Portofino know occasionally a very funny writer His memoir is brave a bit sad and often boring particularly when he uotes verbatim the memories of peripheral characters Hard not to appreciate his energy and sincerity though So I land in the middle 3 stars


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    (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) [Free] å Frank Schaeffer Reviewed this for the British New StatesmanWhen in 1997 Christianity Today the flagship magazine of American evangelicalism decided to pay tribute to the late Francis Schaeffer the theologian and popular writer must have seemed like an odd choice to those not familiar with the twists and turns of the evangelical world Most of Schaeffer's work and life was at sharp odds with American style evangelicalismRaised in Pennsylv

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    Read 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 Frank Schaeffer À 4 Download Download Î PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook À Frank Schaeffer Evangelical Sainthood ChallengedMake no mistake about it Evangelicalism very much has a list of patron saints who are appealed to as authorit

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    (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) [Free] å Frank Schaeffer Frank Schaffer’s sometimes fascinating but ultimately frustrating memoir never delivers on the promise of its subtitle “How I helped found the religious right and lived to take all or almost all of it back”In fact Crazy for God suffers from an almost complete lack of context The listener doesn’t learn much about how the religious right formed or how it influenced Republican politics or anything about th

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  • Hardcover
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  • 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
  • Frank Schaeffer
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9780786718917