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Nancy Pearcey

Total Truth : Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity (Paperback)

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Does God belong in the public arena, or is religion solely a private matter? Pearcey makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth, but truth about all reality. (Practical Life) <p>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?</p> <p>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.</p> <p>In <em>Total Truth</em>, 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 a gatekeeper, ruling Christian principles out of bounds in the public arena.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Finally, she makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth but truth about total reality. It is total truth.</p> <p>This new study guide edition 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.</p>

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Does God belong in the public arena, or is religion solely a private matter? Pearcey makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth, but truth about all reality. (Practical Life)

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 a 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.

This new study guide edition 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.

• Author: Nancy Pearcey • ISBN:9781433502200 • Format:Paperback • Publication Date:2008-02-28

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Language
English
Publisher
Crossway Books
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
511
Author
Nancy Pearcey
Title
Total Truth
ISBN-13
9781433502200
Publication Date
February, 2008
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.80 x 6.00 x 1.10 Inches
ISBN-10
1433502208

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A well-researched, wel...

A well-researched, well-written book by a scholar who was influenced by the theologian, Francis Schaeffer, to search for truth. She explains clearly what is a worldview and argues passionately that in keeping religion within our private walls, we have lost our ability to influence the culture.

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Great book, and I not ...

Great book, and I not only gave it five stars but would also give Pearcey's other work "Soul of Science" coauthored with Charles Thaxton the highest rating possible. These are must read books for any serious truth seeker.

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Oh how how we need to ...

Oh how how we need to rescue our faith from its captivity to American culture. This book is a good start in that direction.

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Very good revision of ...

Very good revision of Schaeffer's historical and philosophical overview of Western culture as an explanation of the Christian worldview. The end of the book was a disappointment, as the author appeared to be using her book to try to settle some personal grievances.

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Recommended read for e...

Recommended read for every Christian. It is a wake-up call for Christians at the ease with which our culture and its secular worldview is now taking over our schools and even our own way of looking at things. We have relegated the spiritual to a compartment of our lives instead of allowing it to integrate all facets of how we live. Part of the book takes us through the historical aspects of how the church came to be what it is today. As well as how men and women's roles have changed through the years. Developing a worldview that is Biblical is essential in being able to interact with the world we live in. Otherwise we fall prey to the worldviews of those around us and become sucked into the naturalistic, materialistic way of living that is our American culture today. The importance of teaching our youth is also emphasized so they have tools to challenge the views of those who are anti-biblical. Seeing how the secular humanistic worldview breaks down illogically helps them to cement the truths of Scripture in their own lives. *I own this book

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