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Nancy Pearcey

Nancy Randolph Pearcey (born 1952) is an American evangelical author on the Christian worldview.[1]


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Intelligent design 3
  • Publications 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Pearcey earned a BA from Iowa State University and an MA in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. She also did additional non-degree study in philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Canada.[2]


Pearcey was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar for several years at the World Journalism Institute.[3][4] In September 2007, Pearcey was named Scholar for Worldview Studies at the Center for University Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.[4][5] In 2011-12 Pearcey was on the faculty at Rivendell Sanctuary.[6] In 2012, she became Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University.[7] Pearcey is a columnist for the conservative magazine Human Events.[8]

Intelligent design

Pearcey is a fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, the center of the intelligent design movement, where she has had the primary responsibility for promoting the intelligent design movement's viewpoint through op-eds, for journals and magazine's, especially Marvin Olasky's World magazine.[9] Pearcey was a contributor to the controversial pro-intelligent design high school textbook Of Pandas and People, which featured prominently in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District trial.[10]


  • Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes (David C Cook, 2015) ISBN 978-0-7814-1308-4
  • Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning (B&H Books, 2010) ISBN 978-1-4336-6927-9
  • Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. Wheaton: Crossway Books. 2005. ) [11] 'Christianity and Society' category winnerGold Medallion Book Award (ECPA  
  • The Soul of Science: Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy (Crossway, 1994) ISBN 0-89107-766-9, coauthored by Charles B. Thaxton
  • How Now Shall We Live? (1999) ISBN 0-8423-1808-9, coauthored by Harold Fickett and Charles Colson.
  • With Charles Colson A Dance With Deception: Revealing the Truth Behind the Headlines ISBN 0-8499-3521-0
  • With Charles Colson A Dangerous Grace: Daily Readings


  1. ^ Pearcey, Nancy (12 August 2011). "Dangerous Influences: The New Yorker, Michele Bachmann, and Me".  
  2. ^ Pearcey, Nancy. "Nancy Pearcey". Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nancy Pearcey, World Journalism Institute
  4. ^ a b Anderson, Matthew Lee (1 September 2010). "Saving Leonardo: An Interview with Nancy Pearcey". Evangelical Outpost. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Author Dr. Nancy Pearcey Named Worldview Scholar at Philadelphia Biblical University's Center for University Studies ChristianNewsWire
  6. ^ Worldview Thinkers Nancy Pearcey and J. Richard Pearcey to Join Faculty at Rivendell Sanctuary, Rivendell News, January 13, 2011
  7. ^ Pearceys Resign From Rivendell Sanctuary, Pro-Existence, May 11, 2012
  8. ^ Nancy Pearcey, Columnist Human Events
  9. ^ Forrest, Barbara (2007). Creationism's Trojan Horse. City: Oxford University Press, USA. p. 168.  
  10. ^ Intelligent Decision: What the judge said about intelligent design in schools, Susan Kruglinski, Discover Magazine, 22 December 2005
  11. ^ 2005 Christian Book Awards Winners

External links

  • The Pearcey Report (official website of news, comment, information, and worldview)
  • Pro-Existence (the weblog of Rick and Nancy Pearcey)
  • Total Truth The website for the book.
  • Nancy Pearcey, World Journalism Institute
  • Nancy Pearcey, Columnist, Human Events
  • Nancey Pearcey from Discovery Institute
  • Nancey Pearcey from Access Research Network
  • Nancy Pearcey, Amazon
  • Yet another version of the origins of ID Nick Matzke of National Center for Science Education critically reviews public statements by Pearcey against past writings, including her chapter in Of Pandas and People. The Panda's Thumb.
  • BreakPoint Commentary
  • World Journalism Institute official web site
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