From Plato to Picasso to You
ROME – FLORENCE – PARIS
Learning Worldviews Through the Arts
Offered by Philadelphia Biblical University
June 10-18, 2009
A Unique 9-day Rome-Florence-Paris
Christian worldview “conference on wheels”
led by Rick and Nancy Pearcey
Join PBU professor and Total Truth author Nancy Pearcey and writer-editor Rick Pearcey on a 9-day worldview excursion through Rome, Florence, and Paris.
Learn on-site how to “decipher” the meaning of the art and artifacts that have shaped the Western mind and continue to influence our lives today. Take a “conference on wheels” to the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican art museum, the Uffizi and Louvre, and the Colosseum and Eiffel Tower — all illuminated by presentations and discussions led by Rick and Nancy Pearcey.
Dr. Nancy Pearcey is PBU’s Scholar for Worldview Studies. She has lectured widely and authored award-winning books on Christian worldview, including the best-selling Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Take this exclusive opportunity to get a preview of the material she is working on for her next book.
Rick Pearcey holds two master’s degrees and is formerly managing editor of the Capitol Hill political weekly Human Events and associate editor of the Evans-Novak Political Report. He now edits and publishes The Pearcey Report (archives), where Nancy is editor at large.
Author’s note: This review was originally published several years ago on another site. I believe this book is just as relevant today as it was when it was first published, so I am posting this here.
Most Christians are more secular then they realize, and this must change if the Church is to have any sort of significant cultural impact. Nancy Pearcey‘s newest book, entitled Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from its Cultural Captivity, argues that Christians must counter the affects of secularism by developing a comprehensive biblical worldview. This book offers wisdom and hope to the Christian who wants to have a more significant impact for the cause of Christ.
Evangelicals, explains Pearcey, have traditionally thought of salvation only in terms of individual souls. The idea that we are to have a redeeming influence in every area of culture is new to many, and just as many have no idea how to be the redemptive force that the world so desperately needs. People need to learn how to move beyond a merely privatized faith and apply biblical principles to areas like work, business, and politics.