Death in the City

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Death in the City is an apologetic work by American theologian Francis A. Schaeffer, Chicago:InterVarsity Press, first published in 1969. It is Book Four in Volume Four of The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer A Christian Worldview. Westchester, IL:Crossway Books, 1982.


This work was written by Schaeffer as an answer to the question:

In what has been called a post-Christian world, what should be our perspective and how should we function as individuals, as institutions, as orthodox Christians, and as those who claim to be Bible-believing? (p.209)

The basic answer, given by Schaeffer in Chapter One, is that "the church in our generation needs reformation, revival, and constructive revolution." (p. 209)

Table of contents[edit]

  • Chapter 1: Death in the City
  • Chapter 2: The Loneliness of Man
  • Chapter 3: The Message of Judgement
  • Chapter 4: An Echo of the World
  • Chapter 5: The Persistence of Compassion
  • Chapter 6: The Significance of Man
  • Chapter 7: The Man Without the Bible
  • Chapter 8: The Justice of God
  • Chapter 9: The Universe and Two Chairs [1]


  1. ^ Schaeffer, Francis, "Chapter 9: The Universe and Two Chairs," in Death in the City, Reprinted at Nehemiah's Prayer Watch. Accessed August 22, 2006.