Author: Francis A. Schaeffer, with Vladimir Bukovsky, and James Hitchcock
First Published in 1983 by: Thomas Nelson - (Library of Congress)
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Schaeffer is a contributor here in a book on war/peace entitled The Secular Humanist Worldview (Not in the Complete Works).
In this work, Schaeffer exposes the nuclear disarmament movement in the 1980s as Utopian and as having a naive view of peace without consequence. While Schaeffer advocates reduction of weapons as well, he is clear that, "we never have the luxury of acting in a merely Utopian way." and that "Utopian schemes in this fallen world have always brought tragedy.The Bible is never Utopian", he says.
While some may discredit Schaeffer on such a subject, his contribution to this discussion is greatly worth consideration, as someone who ministered during and witness the destruction of World War II and the great degree of power that was needed to overthrow Hitler's Germany. He argues for caution against the quick romantic solutions some are ready to accept in a fallen world prone to violence and destruction.
This essay contribution is based upon a lecture given at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 22, 1982. The host committee of politicians included such names as Strom Thermond, James B. Edwards, and Jack Kemp.
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