Total Truth (2005)
Total Truth received an Award of Merit in Christianity Today’s 2005 book awards and won the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award in the Christianity and Society category. This new Study Guide Edition of Total Truth is filled with fresh...
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Total Truth received an Award of Merit in Christianity Today’s 2005 book awards and won the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award in the Christianity and Society category.
This new Study Guide Edition of Total Truth is filled with fresh stories, examples, and illustrations. Based on questions and comments raised by readers of the book, it is ideal for individual or group study. God a public figure? Does Christianity have a legitimate role to play in the public realm of politics, business, law, and education? Or are secularists right? When they relegate religion to the strictly private realm of faith and feelings? In Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey offers a razor-sharp analysis of the split between public and private, fact and feelings. She reveals the strategies of secularist gatekeepers who use this division to banish biblical principles from the cultural mainstream, stripping Christianity of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture. How can we overcome this divide? Unify our fragmented lives? Recover authentic spirituality? With compelling examples from the struggles of real people, Pearcey shows how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for developing a full-orbed Christian worldview. Finally, she makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth but truth about total reality. It is total truth.
In response to the growing contemporary separation of faith from public life, Pearcey proposes an integrated Christian worldview as the solution.
Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only--personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianity contained in the private sphere--stripping it of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture. With examples from the lives of real people, past and present, Nancy Pearcey shows readers how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for crafting a full-orbed Christian worldview. This edition of Total Truth includes a complete study guide by the author.
Nancy R. Pearcey is editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report and professor of worldview studies at Philadelphia Biblical University. Previously she was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journal-ism Institute, where she taught a worldview course based on her book Total Truth, winner of the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best book on Christianity and Society. Nancy has authored or co-authored several works, in- cluding The Soul of Science and How Now Shall We Live? She contributed the Foreword to The Right Questions, and chapters to Of Pandas and People, Mere Creation, Pro-Life Feminism, Genetic Ethics, Signs of Intelligence, Reading God's World, Uncommon Dissent, and a forthcoming Phillip Johnson Festschrift titled Darwin's Nemesis. Nancy and her husband Rick are homeschooling the second of their two sons.