History And The Christian Historian / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$18.67
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $5.19
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 80%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $5.19   
  • New (6) from $17.97   
  • Used (9) from $4.00   

Overview

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.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Andrews University Seminary Studies
This volume is essential to anyone concerned with issues of historical theory as they relate to the possibility of Christian history. The presence of women contributors and the interaction with postmodern questions give this volume a unique cast and make it of special contemporary relevance.
Douglas A. Sweeney
...[a]n ideal opportunity for an expressino of gratitude to the history department of Calvin College....[testifies] further to Calvin College's unparalleled leaership in the field of Christian historiography....One does not need to be a Calvinistor a historian...to appreciate this thinking and its influence... —Books & Culture: A Christian Review
Douglas A. Sweeney
...[a]n ideal opportunity for an expressino of gratitude to the history department of Calvin College....[testifies] further to Calvin College's unparalleled leaership in the field of Christian historiography....One does not need to be a Calvinist, or a historian...to appreciate this thinking and its influence...
Books & Culture: A Christian Review
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802845368
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/17/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Perspective and Theory
What Difference Might Christian Perspectives Make? 11
Between "Romance" and "True History": Historical Narrative and Truth Telling in a Postmodern Age 23
Critical Historical Judgment and Biblical Faith 41
History in Search of Meaning: The Conference on Faith and History 68
II Discrete Themes and Subjects
Men, Women, and God: Some Historiographical Issues 91
The Potential of Missiology for the Crises of History 106
Whose Story, Which Story? Memory and Identity among Baptists in the South 124
Selves and Others in Early New England: Refashioning American Puritan Studies 137
The Little White Church: Historiographical Revisions about Religion in Rural America 159
Decoding Conflicted History: Religion and the Historiography on Northern Ireland 178
III Applications for Teaching History
Teaching History, the Gospel, and the Postmodern Self 205
Doing Justice in History: Using Narrative Frames Responsibly 220
Christianity, History, and Multiculturalism 235
Contributors 247
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)