Re: GEN 1-11: Beyond the concordist debate

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (
Date: Mon May 06 2002 - 15:00:06 EDT

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    On Mon, 6 May 2002 13:05:05 -0400 (EDT) Graham Morbey <>
    > Walter,
    > I don't think that you can really call Francis Schaffer a generally
    > recognized scholar, (as much as some of his engaging Christian
    > apologetics
    > - old Princeton, Van Til, and smattering of Dooyeweerd influenced
    > worldview- warms the chrisian heart) especially not in Old
    > Testament
    > studies.

    I have to concur with Graham from a philosophical viewpoint. He is
    popular, not scholarly. A number of years ago I was asked to teach a
    Sunday school course with one of Schaffer's books as the text. I turned
    it down because his "philosophy" begins where a legitimate study should
    end. But, because he tells evangelicals what they wanted to hear, I knew
    that such a suggestion would produce heat rather than light in the group,
    for he was their champion. I have noted that one becomes a best-selling
    author by not making people really think. Telling them what they want to
    hear is, however, very effective.

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