College of Arts and Sciences
Primary Subject Area
History, African; History, European; History, General
Francis, Schaeffer, Francis Schaeffer, God, McGrath, Alister, Alister McGrath, Steven Toulmin, Jacques Turgot, Turgot, Voltaire, Diderot, D'Alembert, Immanuel Kant, Kant, Ethics, World View, Condorcet, Apologetics, Deism, Postmodernism, Modernism, Mondernity, Rationalism, Progress, Progressivism, History, Philosophy, Enlightenment, Protestant Reformation, Reformation, Humanism, Barbarism, Development, Christian, Faith, Science, Religion, Romanticism, Society, Evolution, Bury, J. Burry, Morality, Relativism, Relative Morality
Hinkle, Nathan, "A Critique of the Enlightenment Doctrine on Progressivism Through the Writings of Francis A. Schaeffer" (2011). Senior Honors Theses. Paper 260.
The Enlightenment doctrine of progressivism, and Francis Schaeffer’s Christian worldviews could hardly be more different. This thesis critiques the Enlightenment doctrine from the perspective of Francis Schaeffer through some of his most notable works. Specifically, this thesis explores the doctrine of progressivism, the idea that man and or society are constantly improving and getting better. The primary Enlightenment authors will include Voltaire, Hume, Locke, Rousseau, Turgot, and Kant. Francis Schaeffer’s counterarguments and perspective will be shown through The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer, a five-volume collection of his various works.