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...
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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.
In TOTAL TRUTH Nancy Pearcey offers a razor-sharp analysis of the public/private split, explaining how it hamstrings our efforts at both personal and cultural renewal. Ultimately it reflects a division in the concept of truth itself, which functions as gatekeeper, ruling Christian principles out of bounds in the public arena.
How can we unify our fragmented lives and recover spiritual power? With examples from the lives of real people, past and present, Pearcey teaches readers how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for crafting 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, Nancy Pearcey proposes an integrated Christian world-view as the solution.
Should your faith affect your views on business, politics, science, and culture? Some Christians would say yes, but often there is little connection between what we believe and how we live. In this book, Nancy Pearcey shows readers how to construct a biblical worldview that equips them to live out their faith. Exposing the key barriers to "thinking Christianly" in the world and in the church, she gives a framework for the biblical faith as it applies to every aspect of life. In the tradition of Francis A. Schaeffer, Pearcey endorses worldview thinking that is not merely a mental exercise but a deepening of faith, liberating Christians for true service in our world. Pearcey's lively and engaging treatment of this topic makes Total Truth an absorbing study for anyone trying to lead a fully integrated Christian life.
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.