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Francis A. Schaeffer Collection

Francis_SchaefferFrancis A. Schaeffer impacted countless lives through his ministry and has had an enduring influence upon the way Christians think and live in the world today. There is still much to be learned from Schaeffer, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) seeks to serve the Church by providing unsurpassed opportunities and resources to support the study his life, work, and ideas. As custodians of the preeminent archival collection of Francis A. Schaeffer's personal papers, we provide access to letters, manuscripts, recorded discussions, and other unique primary sources created by Schaeffer's own hand and voice which offer an intimate glimpse into his ministry. We also support the study of these materials beyond Southeastern by facilitating access to digitized copies of the collection at The Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation in Gryon, Switzerland and the Hill House in Austin, Texas. The Francis A. Schaeffer Society at Southeastern encourages the study of these primary sources and Schaeffer's published works through events and group discussions that equip participants to understand Schaeffer's ideas and apply his principles in our current cultural context.

We welcome you to explore the following resources and discover how Schaeffer’s ideas can better equip you to serve the Church and fulfill the Great Commission as a pastor, missionary, scholar, and church member.

Francis A. Schaeffer Collection

Discover the unique primary sources available in the Francis A. Schaeffer Collection at Southeastern.

Francis A. Schaeffer Society

Connect with others interested in exploring Schaeffer’s ideas and applying his principles in our current cultural context.

Francis A. Schaeffer Studies at Southeastern Research Guide

Explore resources available through the Library at Southeastern, other institutions, and online and get recommendations on how to begin studying Francis A. Schaeffer’s life, work, and ideas.

Please contact us with your questions and research inquiries. For general inquiries, you can reach us at or 919-761-2329.

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