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Schaeffer, Frank

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Works: 77 works in 209 publications in 3 languages and 9,059 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Diaries  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor
Classifications: BR1643.S332, B
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AWOL : the unexcused absence of America's upper classes from the military -- and how it hurts our country by Kathy Roth-Douquet( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Examines the increasing problem resulting from the fact that the people who make, support, or protest military policy have no military experience, analyzing the disconnect between military service and the privileged elite
Voices from the front : letters home from America's military family by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
" ... Provides an intimate view of the emotional and human side of American volunteer in the middle of war: from training and first deployment, to combat, occupation, and in some cases, homecoming"--Jacket
A time for anger : the myth of neutrality by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Saving grandma by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 308 libraries worldwide
A boy smuggles medicine to save his grandmother when he learns his parents want her to die. He is Calvin Becker, 13, whose parents run a Presbyterian mission in Switzerland. A religious satire
Bad news for modern man : an agenda for Christian activism by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
Zermatt by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
- Portofino sold over 80,000 copies in the United States, has been translated into seven languages (selling another 70,000 copies worldwide) and, with Saving Grandma, is still in print, eleven years after publication.- Zermatt explores religious fundamentalism in a human, timely fashion
Is capitalism Christian? : toward a Christian perspective on economics ( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and French and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Baby Jack : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Schaeffer, the author of two nonfiction books based on his experience of having a family member on active duty in the Middle East, treats similar themes in his new novel. Self--absorbed painter Todd Ogden and his patrician wife, Sarah, are stunned when their 18-year-old son, Jack, the product of prestigious prep schools, enlists in the marines. Moving from cajolery to cold fury, Todd finally refuses to speak to his son. Meanwhile, Jack finds the camaraderie and dedication of his drill instructors and fellow marines to be a welcome change. The majority of the novel, however, is devoted to how the parents deal with their guilt and grief when Jack is deployed to the Middle East and killed one week later. In reductive fashion, Schaeffer contrasts the full-blown patriotism of the enlisted with the selfishness of the upper classes. An irreverent God makes an appearance, as does the ghost of the dead marine. In the end, too many broad strokes and the wide variance in tone weaken the novel's effect, although the vivid portrayal of the appeal of the military sets the story apart from much war fiction. Given the subject, expect some off-the-book-page interest
A modest proposal for peace, prosperity, and happiness by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Zermatt : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( file )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
It is 1966, and Calvin is fourteen, torn between his naturally volcanic sexual curiosity and a fundamentalist family so strict that he has never seen a movie, watched television, or danced. But at the Hotel Riffelberg, a supposed safe haven from the sinners listening to jazz far below in Zermatt, Calvin nevertheless falls into the hands of Eva, a young waitress who begins Calvin₂s initiation. Even so, it is only after his mother catches him in the act--or so she thinks--that Calvin's real education begins. The resulting family meltdown builds to a climax destined to push Calvin₂s childhood into the past
Sham pearls for real swine by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
In this book, Schaeffer continues the battle against pietism. He reflects on basic questions in aesthetics from a Reformational perspective
How free people move mountains : a male Christian conservative and a female Jewish liberal on a quest for common purpose and meaning by Kathy Roth-Douquet( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
It is amazing how one America is isolated from the "other" America. The red/blue state divisions run so deep that it is possible to live without any interaction, ideological or otherwise, with those who hold different opinions than oneself. We are a people alienated, from ourselves and from our government. The authors, an odd mix across the Blue/Red divide, one a founder of the modern evangelical movement, the other a liberal Jewish former Clinton aide, hold on extended conversation across many months, several states, about two countries, sometimes contentious, sometimes funny, exploring the idea of how unlikely pairings, and thus, the entire country, can come together. They argue that we're entering a new era in history, and now is the time to rise up to it; to make ourselves able to tackle the enormous problems in our laps; to, in effect, move mountains
Addicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the arts by Frank Schaeffer( file )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
In this provocative book, Franky Schaeffer shows how Christians today have sacrificed the artistic prominence they enjoyed for centuries and settled instead for mediocrity. The evidence for this sad state of affairs abounds. We are flooded with "Christian" doodads, trinkets, tee shirts, bumper stickers, etc., that use God's name as an advertising slogan-"Things Go Better with Jesus"--Putting the Creator of the universe on the same level as soda pop! Moreover, Schaeffer writes, "Whenever Christians, and evangelicals in particular, have attempted to 'reach the world' through the media-TV, film, publishing and so on-the thinking public gets the firm idea that, like soup in a bad restaurant, Christians' brains are best left unstirred."
Crazy for God : how I grew up as one of the elect, helped found the Religious Right, and lived to take all (or almost all) of it back by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
New York Times -bestselling author Frank Schaeffer chronicles his coming of age as a rising evangelical star and his eventual journey out of the fold
Faith of our sons : a father's wartime diary by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Presents an first-hand, narrative, account of a father's emotional struggle with his son being deployed as a Marine in the U.S. War against Iraq, chronicling the unseen lives of those waiting at home, counting on the safety of their loved ones
Orthodox evangelism by Frank Schaeffer( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Orthodox evangelism includes both an in-depth, easy to understand lecture and an extensive question and answer session on what orthodox evangelism is and what is unique about the orthodox approach to missions and evangelism
Patience with God : faith for people who don't like religion (or atheism) by Frank Schaeffer( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Frank Schaeffer has a problem with Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Dennett, and the rest of the New Atheists--the self-anointed "Brights." He also has a problem with the Rick Warrens and Tim LaHayes of the world--the religious fundamentalists. The problem is that he doesn't see much of a difference between the two camps. As Schaeffer puts it, they "often share the same fallacy: truth claims that reek of false certainties. Sparing no one and nothing, including himself and his fiery evangelical past, and invoking subtleties too easily ignored by the pontificators, Schaeffer adds much-needed nuance to the existing religious conversation
Titus Gamble by Kerry Newcomb( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
At the dawn of Reconstruction, a freed slave comes home to enforce the law. For two weeks, Titus has been running. He is so tired and so hungry that part of him yearns to stop and throw himself on the mercy of the dogs. But he knows what happens to runaway slaves, so he presses on until he reaches a Union army camp. He sneaks into the cook tent and is about to help himself to some soup when the cook catches him. Soup is only for soldiers, he tells Titus—so Titus joins up. Four years later, the war is over and Titus is a corporal, with calloused hands and a heart toughened by battle. He gets a commission to return to Shannon, the county where he was born a slave, to act as the lawman for the reconstructed South. But the people of the plantation will accept no rule from a black man—which means that Titus Gamble's war is not over yet
Paxton and the gypsy blade by Kerry Newcomb( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
To avenge her brother, a Gypsy girl will travel the world. Adriana was only a child when she watched her parents die. As hateful villagers attacked her family camp, Adriana brother Giuseppe carried her into the woods. He told her to close her eyes, but she watched the carnage, and the memory has stayed with her ever since. Now a young woman, she is on the verge of choosing a husband when her life is again turned upside down. At a quiet English village fair, Adriana is telling fortunes when one of the local nobility attempts to have his way with her. Giuseppe is killed while defending her honor, and Adriana vows revenge. England offers no justice for Gypsies, and so Adriana must take her vengeance in blood. When her plot against her brother killer fails, she is forced to flee to the New World, where she will encounter a passion greater than any she has ever known
Paxton and the lone star by Kerry Newcomb( file )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
In an untamed land, a young woman will meet a man who wins her heart. For twenty-two years, Elizabeth's father has battled the Pennsylvania soil. Each year, his farm gives up a little less, until finally he is forced to admit that it has beaten him. With the last of his savings, he buys a plot in far-off Texas, where settlers have just begun to flood the endless plains. Elizabeth's mother and big sister are aghast at the move, which will take them even farther from the urban society of the East, but Elizabeth cannot wait to set foot in Texas, where she will discover adventure, beauty, and the burning passion of true love. Joining them on the trail is True Paxton, a son of Charleston who has grown tired of his easy life racing horses and managing the family shipping business. With his brothers, True sets out for the plains, to fight the battles that will make him a man—and change his country forever
 
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Alternative Names
Frank Schaeffer American film director
Frank Schaeffer Amerikaans auteur
Frank Schaeffer director de cine estadounidense
Frank Schaeffer director de cinema estatunidenc
Frank Schaeffer regista statunitense
Frank Schaeffer US-amerikanischer Buchautor, Filmregisseur und Maler
Schaeffer Francis 1952-....
Schaeffer Francis A. 1952-....
Schaeffer, Francis August 1952-
Schaeffer, Frank
Schaeffer, Frank A.
Schaeffer Frank A. 1952-....
Schaeffer, Franky
Schaeffer, Franky 1952-
Languages
English (117)
German (5)
French (1)
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