Francis August Schaeffer (January 30, 1912 – May 15, 1984) was a theologian, author and lecturer who spoke boldly in defense of the doctrine of biblical inerrancy and as God's absolute truth. In addition, his books give a Christian worldview of philosophy, culture, the church, and society as a whole. He made an impact in his time intellectually - one that still has lingering effects on people today.
According to Michael Hamilton of Christianity Today, "Perhaps no intellectual save C. S. Lewis affected the thinking of evangelicals more profoundly [than Francis Schaeffer]; perhaps no leader of the period save Billy Graham left a deeper stamp on the movement as a whole."
Schaeffer's "taking the roof off" method of apologetics
- Sunday Quote: Francis Schaeffer Takes the Roof Off
- PCA Historical Center: Francis A. Schaeffer Papers. pcahistory.org. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
- The Dissatisfaction of Francis Schaeffer. Christianity Today (March 3, 1997). Retrieved on April 2, 2016.