Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History [NOOK Book]

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A primer for dealing with conceptual and methodological problems in history and presents classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood.
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Histories and Fallacies: Problems Faced in the Writing of History

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Overview

A primer for dealing with conceptual and methodological problems in history and presents classic historical problems as a way to examine what history is, what it means, and how it can be told and understood.
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“This is a very good book, full of historiographical wisdom. I recommend it strongly as a sure and encouraging guide to budding historians befuddled by the so-called ‘history wars,’ and to anyone who is interested in the challenges attending those who represent the history of Christian thought.”
Douglas A. Sweeney, Professor of Church History, Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

“Carl Trueman’s cogent and engaging approach to historiography provides significant examples of problems faced by historians and the kinds of fallacies frequently encountered in historical argumentation. Trueman steers a clear path between problematic and overdrawn conclusions on the one hand and claims of utter objectivity on the other. His illustrations, covering several centuries of Western history, are telling. He offers a combination of careful historical analysis coupled with an understanding of the logical and argumentative pitfalls to which historians are liable that is a service to the field and should provide a useful guide to beginning researchers. A must for courses on research methodology.”
Richard A. Muller, P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology, Calvin Theological Seminary

“Because the past shapes the present, a just understanding of the past is important for any individual, society, or church. Here is wise and practical advice for those wanting to write history for others about how to do it well. Follow this guidance and avoid the pitfalls!”
David Bebbington, Professor of History, University of Stirling

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433520808
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 536 KB

Meet the Author

CARL R. TRUEMAN is professor of historical theology and church history, and vice president for academic affairs at Westminster Theological Seminary. A council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals and a former editor of Themelios, Trueman has written six books and contributed to dozens of anthologies and publications.

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