History And Belief / Edition 1

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'Building upon four decades of his own scholarly work in the field of history, Frykenberg presents a notable achievement for clarifying the rich overlap between facts and theory, evidence and belief, history and religion, East and West. He deserves to be commended.'--Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School
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C. Stephen Evans
The hallmark of Frykenberg's story is the complexity and messiness of history, a complexity that is mirrored by the compledity and difficulty of his own book....Like many good books, History and Belief raises at least as many questions as it answers.
Books & Culture: A Christian Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802807397
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/20/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Historical Understandings and World Views 1
1 History as History: A Double Definition 19
2 History as Memory: A Primal Necessity 38
3 History as Story: A Narrative Art 62
4 History as Anecdote: A Vital Essence 96
5 History as Antiquity: A Mythic Legacy 123
6 History as Classicity: A Critical Criterion 149
7 History as Theodicy: A Redemptive Event 191
8 History as Description: An Ambiguous Science 242
9 History as Destiny: An Interpretive Quest 261
10 History as Rhetoric: A Disputed Discourse 278
Conclusion: History as Belief: A Perpetual Predicament 304
Bibliography 337
Index 358
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