In Finding Truth Pearcey presents five principles Christian can use to critique and evaluate secular worldviews and recognizing their inadequacies compared with Christianity. She derives these five principles from Romans 1 which she calls, “Paul’s apologetics training manual.”
First, she shows how these five principles relate to Romans 1. Each chapter explores a principle with concrete examples that is easy to understand. In each chapter, she makes the case for Christianity. There are some interesting quotes from scholars. What is gained are principles that are broadly applicable rather than specific arguments against all the different worldviews. “The goal,” she writes, “is to master the skills that will enable you to cut to the heart of any set of ideas.”
An excellent book that will help you discern the flaws of different worldviews heard today.
Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes by Nancy Pearcey is available at Amazon.
Christian morality is being ushered out of American social structures and off the cultural main stage, leaving a vacuum in its place—and the broader culture is attempting to fill the void.
-Barna Survey: The End of Absolutes: America’s New Moral Code
What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”-could set up on their own as if they had created themselves-be their own masters-invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history-money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery-the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
A former agnostic, Pearcey uses Romans to build a strategy for defending a Christian worldview in a pluralistic culture. Pearcy uses Romans 1 to unmask the certainties of isms (atheism, secularism, post-modernism, and other God substitutes) of
secular philosophy used by today’s culture turning to false absolutes, to fill a void with substitute gods that leads inevitably to violence and inhumanity.
Beginning with a trial of logic laid out in Romans 1, Pearcy begins with identifying the idol, What has this worldview put in the place of God? (Principle #1). Pearcy list of principals shows a way using Romans to look at the presumptions of worldviews and how they fail.
This is an excellent book on apologetic’s that will equip a Christian on how to identify the deficiencies and idols encountered in the isms of the world today and show how a Christian worldview provides a honest framework of biblical faith with a biblical reality and rock-solid facts. A Christian worldview that matches reality and grants dignity to humans. 5 principles are used to assess and critique worldviews and offer a robust Christian worldview that matches reality.
Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes is available at Amazon.