History And The Christian Historian / Edition 1

History And The Christian Historian / Edition 1

by Ronald A. Wells
     
 

This volume arises out of special concerns of historians who are also Christians. What case can be made for connecting historical work and religious convictions? What is the relation of faith to history? What difference could Christian perspectives make in historical study? Thirteen respected scholars - including some who have changed the face of history writing in… See more details below

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This volume arises out of special concerns of historians who are also Christians. What case can be made for connecting historical work and religious convictions? What is the relation of faith to history? What difference could Christian perspectives make in historical study? Thirteen respected scholars - including some who have changed the face of history writing in the twentieth century - here take up a diversity of subjects in giving a provisional answer to these important questions. In exploring foundational issues of perspective and theory, engaging discrete themes such as feminism, puritanism, and missiology, and discussing the application of religious insights in teaching history, this excellent collection of essays forthrightly addresses the "epistemological crisis" brought on by the postmodern critique of truth and demonstrates the positive implications of a Christian perspective for the study of history and historiography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802845368
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/17/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
IPerspective and Theory
What Difference Might Christian Perspectives Make?11
Between "Romance" and "True History": Historical Narrative and Truth Telling in a Postmodern Age23
Critical Historical Judgment and Biblical Faith41
History in Search of Meaning: The Conference on Faith and History68
IIDiscrete Themes and Subjects
Men, Women, and God: Some Historiographical Issues91
The Potential of Missiology for the Crises of History106
Whose Story, Which Story? Memory and Identity among Baptists in the South124
Selves and Others in Early New England: Refashioning American Puritan Studies137
The Little White Church: Historiographical Revisions about Religion in Rural America159
Decoding Conflicted History: Religion and the Historiography on Northern Ireland178
IIIApplications for Teaching History
Teaching History, the Gospel, and the Postmodern Self205
Doing Justice in History: Using Narrative Frames Responsibly220
Christianity, History, and Multiculturalism235
Contributors247

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