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Schaeffer, Francis August
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(Jan 30, 1912, Germantown, PA – May 14, 1984, Rochester, MN), evangelical theologian and author. Graduating from Faith Seminary in 1938, Schaeffer served as a pastor before he and his wife Edith were appointed as missionaries to Europe in 1947. Eventually, the Schaeffers settled in Switzerland, where in 1955 they purchased a chalet – “L’Abri” – in Huemoz. L’Abri quickly became a center for touring students and spiritual seekers attracted by its informal theological and philosophical discussions. The 1968 publication of Schaeffer’s books Escape from Reason and The Go…

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Eskridge, Larry K., “Schaeffer, Francis August”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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