Helms School of Government
Government: Politics and Policy
Francis Schaeffer, James K. A. Smith, Worldview Studies, Phenomenology
Anthropology | Philosophy of Mind | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Sexten, Nathan, "Anthropology Embedded in Worldview Studies: Modernity’s Failure and the Response of Christian Philosophy of Life in a Postmodern Age of Expressivism" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 865.
This thesis examines two divergent streams of thought in Christian philosophy of life represented by the works of Francis Schaeffer and James K. A. Smith in an effort to help Christians live in a postmodern culture. Schaeffer and Smith ultimately address differing, but complementary, realms of anthropology and the human experience. To see how these two authors might complement each other effectively, this thesis will analyze each author’s work and then explore whether or not the application of Smith's liturgical anthropology and utilization of phenomenology can improve Schaeffer’s system of thought and the worldview concept.