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Schaeffer, Frank

Works: 65 works in 173 publications in 5 languages and 8,446 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  History  Records and correspondence  Sources  Military history  Diaries  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.C348, 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 )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 743 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
Portofino : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Calvin is the son of a missionary family, and their trip to Portofino is the highlight of his year. But even in the seductive Italian summer, the Beckers can't really relax. Calvin's father could slip into a Bad Mood and start hurling potted plants at any time. His mother has an embarrassing habit of trying to convert ?pagans" on the beach. And his sister Janet has a ski sweater and a miniature Bible in her luggage, just in case the Russians invade and send them to Siberia. His dad says everything is part of God's plan. But this summer, Calvin has some plans of his own ... Portofino is the pre
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 465 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
Addicted to mediocrity : 20th century Christians and the arts by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
A study of how Christians have sacrificed the artistic prominence they enjoyed for centuries and settled instead for marginal and uninspiring works, including trinkets, tee shirts, and bumper stickers
Saving grandma by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 354 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
A time for anger : the myth of neutrality by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Bad news for modern man : an agenda for Christian activism by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Zermatt by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 286 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 233 libraries worldwide
Baby Jack : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 176 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
Sham pearls for real swine by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 144 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 136 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
A modest proposal for peace, prosperity, and happiness by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Zermatt a novel by Frank Schaeffer( file )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 116 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 Calvin's 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 Calvin's childhood into the past
Addicted to mediocrity 20th century Christians and the arts by Frank Schaeffer( file )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 92 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."
Letters to Father Aristotle : a journey through contemporary American Orthodoxy by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"This collection of essays in the form of fictional letters is an incomplete and imperfect attempt of one private citizen of the Orthodox Church to add his voice to the ongoing debate that rages between the Church and the secularizing, desacralized spirit of this age."--Page xii
Baby on board ( visu )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Maria is the wife of a Mafia bookkeeper who is mistakenly killed in a gangland murder. Intent on revenge, she tracks her husband's killer to JFK airport with her 4-year-old daughter in tow - no babysitter was available
And God said, "Billy!" : a novel by Frank Schaeffer( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
"The story is set in the 1980s and is about Billy, a young fundamentalist Christian who feels called to go to Hollywood to make "God's movie." But everything goes off the rails when he accepts a job to direct a soft-porn slasher/exploitation film in apartheid-era South Africa"--Page 4 of cover
Portofino by Frank Schaeffer( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Calvin Becker, his two sisters, and his parents--hopelessly optimistic fundamentalist missionaries trying to convert Roman Catholics in Switzerland--come down from the Alps to vacation on the Mediterranean. Zealous to a fault, his mother and father try to convert everyone they meet on the beach, but when alone in the hotel room, they bicker continually, almost coming to murderous blows. Family conflict turns the boy outward to the colorful town of Portofino, where he befriends pagans and a whiskey-sipping painter, helps beach boys haul boats, and falls in love with Jennifer, a beautiful and sensible Church-of-Englander, with whom he goes through most of the motions and emotions of puberty. A bloody beach accident and its aftermath seem to bond the two children forever--or at least until another summer
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 )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Presents the autobiography of the son of evangelicals Francis and Edith Schaeffer, covering his career as an evangelical and the reason he left the faith to live a secular lifestyle
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Alternative Names
Frank Schaeffer American film director
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-
English (126)
German (5)
Finnish (2)
French (1)
Polish (1)
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