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Back To Freedom And Dignity

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Category: books
First Published in 1973 by: Hodder And Stoughton - (Library of Congress)

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Additional Publishing Information: Published in 1973 by: InterVarsity Press
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Schaeffer advocates the restoration of freedom and dignity, that is being lost by the advances of Liberalism's effects on Psychology and men like Skinner's concepts of "cultural engineering."


B.F. Skinner publishes his book "Beyond Freedom and Dignity" in 1971 and therein Skinner teaches that the problems of the world can be solved by dealing with raw human behavior. He believes that concepts like "freedom" and "dignity" are mere human construction and are counterproductive to human development. He further puts forward that the concepts of freedom and dignity and the literature that endorse them need to be abolished.

Schaeffer publishes his response the following year.


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"The universe was not pregnant with life nor the biosphere with man.Our number came up in a Monte Carlo game." (Jacques Monod)

"To man qua man we readily say good riddance." (B. F Skinner)

Francis Schaeffer, however believes we needn't be so filled with despair. The truth lies elsewhere—in the Christian view of man.