IS SECULARISM A POSITIVE FORCE IN THE MODERN WORLD?
Or does it lead to fragmentation and disintegration? In Saving Leonardo, best-selling, award-winning author Nancy Pearcey (Total Truth, co-author How Now Shall We Live?) makes a compelling case that secularism is destructive and dehumanizing.
Pearcey depicts the revolutionary thinkers and artists, the ideas and events, leading step by step to the unleashing of secular worldviews that undermine human dignity and liberty. She crafts a fresh approach that exposes the real-world impact of ideas in philosophy, science, art, literature, and film--the voices that surround us in the classroom, in the movie theater, and in our living rooms.
A former agnostic, Pearcey offers a persuasive case for historic Christianity as a holistic and humane alternative. She equips readers to counter the life-denying worldviews that are radically restructuring society and pervading our daily lives. Whether you are a devoted Christian, a determined secularist, or don't know quite where you stand, reading Saving Leonardo will unsettle established views and topple ideological idols.
Nancy Pearcey is author of Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, which won a 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award, and How Now Shall We Live? (coauthored by Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson), which won a 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award.
Her most recent book is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.
Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey studied under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri in Switzerland. She earned an MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and pursued further graduate work in History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto.
Heralded as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual" (The Economist), Pearcey is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. She is a fellow of the Discovery Institute and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. As founding editor of the radio program BreakPoint, she also coauthored a monthly column with Chuck Colson in Christianity Today.
Pearcey has contributed to several books and published more than a hundred articles. She has spoken in the US Capitol and the White House; at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, and Dartmouth; to actors in Hollywood and artists in New York City; on NPR and C-SPAN. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science and Saving Leonardo.
I found Saving Leonardo to be very helpful in understanding several types of art, and several aspects of art history in particular. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Mark Beuving
This will be my second year using Saving Leonardo as a supplementary text for an Art Appreciation course at a Christian High School. Read morePublished 20 days ago by kevartian
Helpful look at how society interprets and responds to the current philosophy.Published 1 month ago by Pen Name
I ordered this book and do have it. However, I haven't yet read it because I'm busy reading things to prepare for next semester. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harvey
Wonderful, thought provoking, helpful. This book is a great catalyst to help you understand the art you see. It has opened my eyes to the world views behind the art that I love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a book to take your time with. There's a lot to digest and a lot of "aha" moments. It's a book that helps one think deeply and gain an understanding of worldviews while... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Nancy is so nice i meet her at my school, College of Biblical StudiesPublished 2 months ago by Will
I received this book from my girlfriend's father, who thought it would help me as I pursue higher education at a secular university. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Aaron Seymour