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Plotting Hegel on Francis Schaeffer’s ‘Line of Despair’

The following guest post is by David Sessions, a doctoral student in history at Boston College, and the founding editor of patrolmag.com. David was formerly the religion editor of The Daily Beast, and has also written for Slate, Newsweek, Jacobin, and others. Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) is widely credited with motivating conservative evangelicals in the U.S to engage with secular thought and art. Where previously these philosophers and cultural figures had been regarded as dangerous and beyond hope, Schaeffer arrived on evangelical college campuses in the 1960s with electrifying lectures on the history of Western thought, drawing his famous “line of Read more