TITLE: How Should We Then Live?
AUTHOR: Francis Schaeffer
AUDIENCE: Those interested in the connection between philosophy, art, science, and the fading Christian worldview
Francis Schaeffer is perhaps the best source for examining the historic and ideological factors that motivate cultural shifts. In How Should we Then Live, he explores the cultural progression in the West starting at the Renaissance. It is his claim that the developments that started there have slowly, but thoroughly, pushed the Christian faith out of the cultural mindset and relegated it to the realm of superstition.
The benefit of a book like this is understanding that the cultural beliefs and practices that we experience daily have come from beliefs and values that are of human invention and secular. Post-Christian Era implores all believers to take an inventory of one’s life and thoroughly examine whether our beliefs and practices come from the Spirit of God or from the spirit of the world. This book will aide in that process.