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** Press Release **

Dr. Nancy Pearcey Accepts
Scholar for Worldview Studies Position at PBU

Sept. 5, 2007 -- The Pearcey Report is pleased to announce that editor-at-large Dr. Nancy R. Pearcey has accepted a position as Scholar for Worldview Studies with the rank of professor at the Center for University Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University (PBU), based in Langhorne, Pa. 

Dr. Pearcey is the “first-ever faculty scholar to be appointed to the Center for University Studies, which PBU established to advance scholarship and cultural engagement,” says a soon-to-be-released press statement by the university.  She will teach, speak, and write on the relevance of the Judeo-Christian worldview as a humane and verifiably true alternative to secular, pagan, and humanistic philosophies set forth in the academy, politics, society, and popular culture of today. 

“Her distinguished education – which includes studying under the late Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer of L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland – and her extensive work in bringing Christian worldview perspective to important issues of the day make Dr. Pearcey uniquely qualified for this position,” says PBU Provost Todd Williams.   

The appointment comes at a strategic moment in the Christian worldview movement.  "Christians are becoming more aware of the need to embrace a distinctively biblical worldview in every area their lives, including their professional work," Pearcey says.  "I am delighted for the opportunity to work together with PBU to promote a life of scholarship that honors God and expresses love for our neighbor, starting with our students and rippling out to the wider society."

TPR Editor & Publisher J. Richard Pearcey says he is thrilled with the new appointment because it “provides Nancy a forum from which to continue her unique and incisive approach to biblically based worldview thought and practice. Her next book concerns the arts as an interpretive worldview guide to understanding and healing the culture, and this new posting will help her focus on that work and benefit from exchanges with faculty and students. 

“I’m especially thankful that we will be associated with a specifically Bible-oriented academic institution. For the great challenges that our planet faces in the 21st century can only be adequately, scientifically, reasonably, and compassionately addressed if we take into account verifiable information available from the Creator, in conjunction with authentic and creative work done by real people in a world so remarkable and yet so broken.”

Prior to her new appointment, Nancy Pearcey was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journalism Institute, where she taught a worldview course based on her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity, winner of the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best book on Christianity and Society.

Dr. Pearcey holds a Distributed Studies Degree from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She pursued graduate work in the history of philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. In May 2007, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in religious education from PBU.

To arrange print or broadcast interviews with Nancy Pearcey, please email pearcey@thepearceyreport.com or contact Lynda Hayes, PBU director of public relations at 215-702-4307 (email: lhayes@pbu.edu).

For information on PBU, see the website at www.pbu.edu.

To visit The Pearcey Report, go to www.pearceyreport.com. To visit Pro-Existence, The Pearcey Report blog, go to http://proexistence.blogspot.com.

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