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'scultural 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 an 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. Unabridged. 14 CDs. 18 hours. Read by Kate Reading.
2005 Christianity Today Award of Merit & Gold Medallion Award Winner.
Nancy R. Pearcey is the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journalism Institute, where Total Truth serves as the basis for a worldview curriculum.
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.