In this volume Schaeffer argues for absolute truth that’s based on the God Who is There. When a culture denies this reality despair results because under opposing varied worldviews, (e.g., monism, pantheism, naturalism, etc.) man becomes the measure of all things. The despair is a result of our “mannishness” (a Schaefferism) that reveals humans actually are created in God’s image and can’t escape that fact.
To suppress the aforementioned humanity ends up madness, escaping from reason and plunging into the hopelessness that naturalism in particular provides with no objective meaning in life. He considers how worldviews truly play out in this enterprise called life. It is Schaeffer’s first book in this volume that sets the stage for the rest of his writings. So take up and read click here FRANCIS SCHAFFER Volume 1_A Christian View of Philosophy and Culture